Simon Cowell hated himself

Simon Cowell hated himselfAfter viewing the clip in which Susan Boyle was launched into the public spotlight Simon Cowell has admitted he hated watching himself

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey he said that the moment Susan appeared on Britain’s Got Talent it was the necessary wake up call that he needed.

Speaking about his own big ego, he commented that it often got in the way of finding new talent

“When I watched the clip back, I actually hated myself. We’re all sneering, we’re not listening. I didn’t like what I saw. It was a wake-up call, and I was happy she made us look stupid, because we deserved it.”

Simon also went on to say that the reason he wants to launch The X Factor in America is because he enjoys “the buzz” – nothing to do with the big fat pay checks then Simon huh?

“I remember Fantasia singing ‘Summertime’ on American Idol, and for three minutes, I lost myself,” he said. “You want to be part of something people are talking about. I love that feeling.”