Simon Cowell’s Got Talent for devising TV formats… but not always for remembering which is which

The media mogul says he's going to "stick to being a judge" after he named the Italia's Got Talent winner the X Factor champ live on air

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Britain’s Got Talent judge and creator Simon Cowell hopped over to the Italian version of the show last night to announce this year’s winner. But, well, he got it just a tad wrong, naming the Italia’s Got Talent winner as the winner of The X Factor.

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*facepalm*

Oh dear. And he’d thought not being able to speak Italian was going to be the problem…

Luckily he maintained a sense of humour. 

And his fans did point out that he at least got the winner’s name right:

But Cowell says from now on, he’ll be sticking to the day job…

Probably for the best. 

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Britain’s Got Talent continues this Saturday at 8:00pm on ITV