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Simon Cowell initially hated Peter Kays parody of his talent shows – Daily Mail

Simon Cowell reportedly disliked Peter Kay’s parody of his talent shows Britain’s Got Talent, Pop Idol and The X Factor.

The funnyman, 47, is said to have left the mogul, 60, dissatisfied when he poked fun at the famous competition series’ with his Channel 4 skit Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice back in 2008. 

After the actor received a ‘really stinking email’ from the angered TV judge, Simon later apologised and congratulated him on his success when the sketch was met with praise from critics. 

'He thought it undermined his success': Simon Cowell reportedly disliked Peter Kay's 2008 parody of his talent shows Britain's Got Talent, Pop Idol and The X Factor (pictured)

'He thought it undermined his success': Simon Cowell reportedly disliked Peter Kay's 2008 parody of his talent shows Britain's Got Talent, Pop Idol and The X Factor (pictured)

‘He thought it undermined his success’: Simon Cowell reportedly disliked Peter Kay’s 2008 parody of his talent shows Britain’s Got Talent, Pop Idol and The X Factor (pictured)

X Factor narrator Peter Dickson, who also ‘upset’ entertainment manager Simon by taking part in the show, allegedly shared the claims in his new book Voiceover Man.

The comedian reportedly told the voiceover artist, 63: ‘He hated it. Hated everything about it. Thought we were taking the p***, undermining his success. He sent me a really stinking email.

‘He was particularly upset about your involvement and I felt a bit guilty about that as I had given you my word, when we met, that it was an affectionate parody.’

According to The Sun, Peter is believed to have commented on Simon’s change of mind after the two-part series attracted over 11 million viewers.

'He thought we were taking the p***': The funnyman, 47, is said to have left the mogul, 60, dissatisfied when he poked fun at the famous competition series' with his Channel 4 skit

'He thought we were taking the p***': The funnyman, 47, is said to have left the mogul, 60, dissatisfied when he poked fun at the famous competition series' with his Channel 4 skit

‘He thought we were taking the p***’: The funnyman, 47, is said to have left the mogul, 60, dissatisfied when he poked fun at the famous competition series’ with his Channel 4 skit

Jokes on him: After the actor received a 'stinking email' from the TV judge, Simon later congratulated him when the sketch was met with praise from critics (pictured in 2006)

Jokes on him: After the actor received a 'stinking email' from the TV judge, Simon later congratulated him when the sketch was met with praise from critics (pictured in 2006)

Jokes on him: After the actor received a ‘stinking email’ from the TV judge, Simon later congratulated him when the sketch was met with praise from critics (pictured in 2006)

The stand-up star added: ‘After the reviews came in and the praise for it was universal, he decided it was OK. Called me to apologise.’ 

He transformed into aspiring singer Geraldine McQueen, whose track The Winner’s Song reached number 2 in the UK singles chart. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Cowell, Kay and Dickson for further comment.

Meanwhile, Simon is believed to be back on his feet and has ‘taken some steps’ after breaking his back last month. 

Tell-all: X Factor narrator Peter Dickson, who also 'upset' the entertainment manager by taking part in the show, allegedly shared the claims in his new book Voiceover Man (pictured in 2010)

Tell-all: X Factor narrator Peter Dickson, who also 'upset' the entertainment manager by taking part in the show, allegedly shared the claims in his new book Voiceover Man (pictured in 2010)

Tell-all: X Factor narrator Peter Dickson, who also ‘upset’ the entertainment manager by taking part in the show, allegedly shared the claims in his new book Voiceover Man (pictured in 2010)

Impressive: The stand-up star transformed into aspiring singer Geraldine McQueen (pictured), whose track The Winner's Song reached number 2 in the UK singles chart

Impressive: The stand-up star transformed into aspiring singer Geraldine McQueen (pictured), whose track The Winner's Song reached number 2 in the UK singles chart

Impressive: The stand-up star transformed into aspiring singer Geraldine McQueen (pictured), whose track The Winner’s Song reached number 2 in the UK singles chart

Bury the hatchet: Peter is believed to have commented on Simon's change of mind after the two-part series attracted over 11 million viewers (pictured in 2019)

Bury the hatchet: Peter is believed to have commented on Simon's change of mind after the two-part series attracted over 11 million viewers (pictured in 2019)

Bury the hatchet: Peter is believed to have commented on Simon’s change of mind after the two-part series attracted over 11 million viewers (pictured in 2019)

The music executive was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his electric bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu. 

But despite his excruciating injury, it appears that the Britain’s Got Talent judge is well on the mend as his former girlfriend and close friend Sinitta, 51, gave an update on his recovery.

Speaking to Entertainment Daily, the singer said: ‘It was a serious accident. So for people who love him, like me, it was very, very scary.

‘He’s taken some steps, so he has reassured himself that he’s not paralysed. But he’s got to take his time and get well.’

Since injuring his back, the media personality has had to pull out of his shows Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, as he took some time out of the spotlight to recover. 

Simon had been hoping to be well enough to film the BGT Christmas Special, but it’s recently been revealed that he’d been forced to pull out. 

Sources claim the TV star is unable to travel to the UK from his home in Los Angeles to film the festive episode in October.

On the mend: Meanwhile, the music executive is believed to be back on his feet and has 'taken some steps' after breaking his back last month

On the mend: Meanwhile, the music executive is believed to be back on his feet and has 'taken some steps' after breaking his back last month

On the mend: Meanwhile, the music executive is believed to be back on his feet and has ‘taken some steps’ after breaking his back last month

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