Samantha Womack recalls Simon Cowell, 'Britain's Got Talent' meeting
Published Apr 18 2012, 22:46 BST
By Paul Millar
has revealed that she met with Simon Cowell after being offered a judging role on Britain's Got Talent
star Womack told OK!
magazine that she discussed joining the show at his Los Angeles home before eventually rejecting
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When asked whether she was in talks for the programme, Womack said: "Yes, and I thought about doing it, because you'd be crazy not to.
"Simon Cowell flew me out to his mansion in Los Angeles. I was already committed to South Pacific
, and I kind of knew that, but to be honest, I wanted to see what Simon and his house were like!"
Revealing what she thought of Cowell, who has recently suffered revelations about his private life
, Womack divulged: "He was bloody charming!
"I'd never been to LA before, and I spent a good few hours in his amazing house, just chatting.
"He's very easy to talk to and he smoked like a trooper - though weirdly his house didn't smell of cigarette smoke! He must have a magic machine that makes it disappear!"
She added: "It was amazing to witness LA like that and have the big black car pick me up.
"I took a sneaky photo of his house on my mobile - and I think he caught me doing it! It was a lovely meeting, but at the end of the day, it's just not me."
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