Britain's Got Talent reminds me why I'm a fan
I'm a bit of a reality TV fan, it has to be said, but I keep thinking that I'll eventually get bored with all of the different types of shows - especially the talent ones - there are around at the moment. However, I watched the first couple of episodes of Britain's Got Talent and I'm hooked again already! There's something about seeing people just getting up there and doing their best that makes me feel pretty mushy, although I have to say that I feel really bad for the ones who are just terrible. Don't they have anyone to tell them their talents might be better kept to themselves? Maybe their friends are just too keen to save their egos and never let the harsh truths rip! If there's anyone who isn't too fussed about protecting the contestant's ego however, it's got to be judge Simon Cowell. Botox-loving Simon knows how to present himself in both public and in business arenas, and by listening to a few of his snarky comments, you can tell he doesn't like it when he doesn't think people know how to conduct themselves on stage. Joining him on the panel are Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden, who have their own special ways of dealing with the public. While I've never been a huge fan of Piers (sorry to my Piers-loving friends!), I do have a bit of a soft spot for Amanda Holden. She's just hit the headlines again as her lips look a little plumper than normal and a lot of people reckon she's been using fillers, but she's got a nice open attitude to speaking about cosmetic surgery so I'm sure we'll find out one way or the other soon enough. Of course, if there's one thing Britain's Got Talent has been good for reminding us in recent years, it's that looks aren't everything when it comes to winning the public's heart - and vote. Susan Boyle defied critics who said she wasn't pretty enough to be a singing sensation by coming runner up in the show and launching a very successful singing career. I wonder who'll be lucky enough to follow in her footsteps this year?