Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should be looking for perfect people.
If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.
I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there.
I do a couple of hundred press-ups a day but I haven't been to a gym in years.
I don't think I can do this anymore.
You are a saucy little thing aren't you?
Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator.
We have hated the French for years. Now you have just joined the club. It makes you much more likable.
The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.
Work hard and be a sponge. Learn how to take criticism. Follow your gut instincts and don’t compromise.
The object of this competition is not to be mean to the losers but to find a winner. The process makes you mean because you get frustrated.
When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain.
Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.
I met someone the other night who's 28 years old, and he hasn't worked a day since he left college because he's pursuing a dream he'll never, ever realize: He thinks he's a great singer. Actually, he's crap.
If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with, it would be Fantasia. There are no airs and graces about her... I like her.
I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent.
I've spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the very best security and I can assure you my homes are as safe as the Bank of England.
I suggest we bring some normality back to this country and say if you are carrying a knife, there must be zero tolerance. If it was up to me, everyone caught with a knife would get an automatic ten year sentence.
I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste.
And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.
If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention.
I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics.
So forgive me. But I am passionate about this country. I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here.
My attitude is, if someone's going to criticize me, tell me to my face.
If I said to most of the people who auditioned, 'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless.