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Simon Cowell upsets Amanda Holden with Les Dennis dig

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Simon Cowell has reportedly upset Amanda Holden after he joked about her previous marriage to Les Dennis.

During Sunday's Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium, Holden was left unimpressed by her fellow judge's dig in front of the audience, reports The Sun.

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Holden stated that she had gone from "rags to riches", leading Cowell to retort: "You went from Les Dennis..."

She replied: "That's a bit close to the bone, Simon," before adding: "You've pissed me off. We're meant to be friends."

Simon Cowell arriving at the first round of auditions in Cardiff for Britain's Got Talent 2013

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Cowell soon apologised for his comment, telling her: "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it."

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Amanda Holden divorced Les Dennis in 2003 after eight years of marriage, following her affair with actor Neil Morrissey.

Miss Mode: 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions held at the Wales Millennium CentreFeaturing: Amanda Holden
Where: Cardiff, Wales
When: 16 Jan 2013
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A source said: "Simon made the comment about Les Dennis but regretted it straight away so he apologised. Amanda was not impressed."

Simon Cowell is said to have been even more ruthless than usual with Britain's Got Talent acts this year, including dismissing the first 10 acts at the auditions in Cardiff.

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