30/01/2012 10:25 GMT | Updated 31/03/2012 06:12 BST

Frank Skinner: 'Simon Cowell Is Rotting From The Core'

Comedian Frank Skinner has said Simon Cowell is "rotting from the core" after the Britain's Got Talent judge revealed he wanted to send the show's next winner into space.

Speaking on Absolute Radio's The Frank Skinner Show, the funnyman said: "I think Simon Cowell might have... I think it's finally happened.

"I think he's gone... I mean, don't get me wrong, he's in great shape physically. I think he's rotting from the core, like he's been microwaved by immorality."

On his plans to send a contestant to space, Simon recently told The Sun: "We are trying to work out a way so that the winner of the show gets to go up in the spacecraft and will be the first person to perform in space. I'm being serious. You could be the first singer or dog act, whatever, performing in space."

Funnyman Frank also took exception to Simon poaching new Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon from the panel of rival BBC show Strictly Come Dancing.

He said: "I don't know about you but I hate it when that happens."

Speaking at the launch of the show in Manchester recently, Simon told The Sun: "The Alesha thing was kind of fun. My decision to poach her was 70-30 on the fact she was on 'Strictly' and the fact I liked her."