Simon Cowell has his head ‘set on fire’ during ‘horrific’ Britain’s Got Talent audition
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Simon Cowell has reportedly been set on fire during an audition for Britain's Got Talent.
The Mirror has heard from members of the audience who were apparently present during filming for the show's upcoming season.
They told the outlet that the 63-year-old judge was taken onto the stage by a masked magician and had a hood put over his head.
The masked man then poured lighter fluid all over the hood that was over Cowell's head and then locked in a box.
The box was then opened for the audience to see Cowell inside.
The masked magician then dropped a match into the box, engulfing the British television personality's head in flames.
Onlookers began to scream as hot tendrils of fire wrapped around the head of the Britain's Got Talent judge, with onlookers telling The Mirror of their horror.
"The audience screamed, judges were out of their seats screaming, everyone was totally stunned," the audience member revealed.
"The flames were put out and Simon got up looking a bit shell-shocked while the rest of the judges breathed a sigh of relief as he returned to the panel."
Cowell was thankfully unharmed during the audition but was a tad shellshocked.
Afterwards he said (according to The Mirror): "I could feel liquid being poured on me but I had no idea it was lighter fluid!"
Other judges were shocked and concerned over the savage trick.
"Simon, he set your entire head on fire," fellow judge Alesha Dixon explained to her fellow panelist.
"It was very scary, you are a very brave man to do that. It made me realise how much we care about you, I was ready to come up there and rescue you."
Judge Amanda Holden added: "It was massively entertaining but horrific to watch. It was scary."
Bruno Tonioli, a new judge for the show's upcoming season 16, came up with a comparison that made our skin crawl a little.
"It reminded me of a scene from that movie, Saw, seeing Simon’s head in that contraption," he said.
"I was captivated, I’ve never seen anything like that."
It is not known if the wild masked magician made it through to the next round.
Britain's Got Talent will air on ITV later this year in the Spring.
Auditions for the show are underway at London’s Palladium, with judges expected to move on to Salford’s Lowry on February 7, 8 and 10.
LADbible has reached out to Simon Cowell and ITV for a statement.