Louis Walsh steps in to replace judge

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Simon Cowell was unable to judge the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in Birmingham yesterday because he’s been struck down with flu.

Fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh joined Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan on the panel instead.

Simon Cowell unfortunately has flu so Louis Walsh has kindly stepped in on the panel,’ an ITV spokesman tells the BBC. 

It is not known when Simon, 50, will return.

The new series of Britain’s Got Talent launches in May.

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