SIMON Cowell will miss the Britain’s Got Talent finals as he continues to recover from breaking his back, it’s been reported.
The music mogul, 60, is recuperating in Los Angeles after his freak accident which saw him fall off his electric bike and narrowly avoid damaging his spinal cord.
He had hoped to be part of the shows via videolink, but now he will reportedly miss out altogether.
An insider told the Mirror: “Everything is fixed, he just needs healing time.
“Flying halfway across the world is not part of the plan and he has agreed to put his health first.”
A socially-distanced BGT is set to resume filming in two weeks with regular judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.
Former talent judge Piers Morgan has reportedly been ruled out of a return because of his rivalry with David.
HOAR previously revealed Simon would miss the semi-finals for the first time after suffering serious injury.
Simon Cowell will not be there in person due to a clash of filming schedules with the show’s US version caused by Covid-19.
A source said: “Simon is gutted to not be physically there for the semi- finals, but he’ll be there virtually, casting an eye over the talent and imparting his views in every show.
“He can keep an eye on David Walliams to make sure he doesn’t get too big for his boots while Simon is in the States.
“Normally, schedules mean Simon can do both but AGT’s dates haven’t moved while BGT’s have due to coronavirus.”
Simon has been ever-present on BGT since it first came to screens in 2007.
The interrupted series is set to return with a one-off catch-up show.
It will then run semi- finals on Saturday nights during the autumn.