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National Television Awards: Nigel Harman's Simon Cowell Impersonation - Hit Or Miss?

23/01/2014 10:27 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:59 GMT

Nigel Harman debuted his Simon Cowell impersonation for upcoming Harry Hill musical 'I Can't Sing' to the nation at the National Television Awards, on Thursday, to mixed reviews.

Nigel's fabulously camp take on the 'X Factor' boss and music mogul tells the story of how Simon went from bullied school boy to millionaire with very high-waisted trousers. And includes a cameo from a Sintta look-a-like dressed in palm tree leaves.

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Nigel Harman as Simon Cowell

Nigel doesn’t actually play Simon in the musical, which hits the West End this Spring - so that might explain why his outfit wasn't a plain white t-shirt and faded jeans - but his character is based on the businessman.

Simon tweeted:

The former 'EastEnders' star, who recently appeared in 'Downton Abbey', might have had Simon in stitches - but it left some viewers reaching for the remote.

One viewer tweeted:

And another said:

What did you think of the song? Watch it above and vote below...

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