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Simon Cowell Says Fame At A Young Age Would Have 'Killed Him', Continues To Parade Child Stars On 'Britain's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

04/06/2013 10:13 BST

Simon Cowell has reportedly claimed fame at a young age would have "killed him".

This outlandish statement comes just a week after he defended using children on his TV talent show 'Britain's Got Talent'.

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The music mogul, who didn't become a household name until he was 40, branded 'Strictly Come Dancing' host Bruce Forsyth 'Mr Grumpy' over his criticism that child acts should not appear on 'BGT'.

Bruce recently said the show was putting young acts through an "ordeal", adding that watching children cry is "not entertainment".

Hitting back, Simon asked Youth Generation following their performance: "Somebody grumpy recently said we shouldn't have kids your age on the show. Is it a yes or no, should you be here?"

As they shouted a resounding "yes", he added: "That's what I think as well Mr Grumpy."

Amanda Holden also previously defended the show against Bruce's comments, telling The Mirror: “I can’t stand the nanny state we live in. Yes, it’s our responsibility to look after children while they are doing the show but it’s also the parents’ responsibility.

"We have amazing people backstage. We don’t want to be pressured into having an age range.”

'Britain's Got Talent' will pick its winner this Saturday during the live final.

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