Simon Cowell leaves 'BGT' audition over 'penis painter' Pricasso

Julia Hunt
Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell arrives for auditions at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London. (Will Oliver/PA Images via Getty Images)

Simon Cowell was apparently so shocked at the sight of a man painting with his penis that he walked out of a Britain’s Got Talent audition.

Artist Tim Patch – who is known by the stage name Pricasso – has made a name for himself by painting intricate pictures with his private parts, and has also appeared on the Australian version of the talent show.

But it seems Cowell found watching Pricasso use his unique method to create a portrait of him and fellow judge David Walliams was just too much.

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BGT panellist Alesha Dixon spilled the beans on This Morning, revealing: “Simon was like, ‘I’ve had enough, I am out of here,’ and he was gone.

“Amanda [Holden], David and I actually went on stage because we had to see it up close.

“I couldn’t believe it. I had to get on the stage just to make sure it was actually happening.”

“It takes a lot to shock us but that was one of the moments where I said, ‘Wow’,” added the star, who said she thought the incident might be too risqué to be on the TV.

Cowell wasn’t the first celebrity to ‘sit’ for the Australian artist, who has previously painted the likes of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

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Pricasso created a picture of the pair last year, to mark the 10th anniversary of them hosting the ITV daytime show together.

Britain’s Got Talent is set to return to ITV this year and auditions have been taking place around the country.

Last year, Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery, 89, won the hearts of the nation and became the oldest ever winner when he beat the likes of magician Ben Hart and mentalist Marc Spelmann in the final.