01/05/2013 07:30 BST | Updated 01/07/2013 06:12 BST

'Britain's Got Talent' Contestants Sign Contracts Issued By Simon Cowell With Strict Ban On Talking About Him!

Simon Cowell just got weirder, according to reports that his latest whim is to force the contestants on his reality shows to sign gagging contracts FOR LIFE.

It has been reported in the Mirror that the media mogul has provided a three-page contract which, if signed, requires 'Britain's Got Talent' contestants to keep from making "any disclosure to the press" during the show and after "termination", ie forever.

Specifically, the contract contains lines requiring contestants to keep their silence, "about any of the Talent... including for the avoidance of doubt Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden."

Read more at the Mirror here...

'Britain's Got Talent' has got off to a confident start this year, trouncing BBC rivals 'The Voice' in the ratings, and scoring lots of tabloid hits, too with brick-laying balladeers, and an impressionist facing rumours of a A-list romance.

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