Samantha Womack recalls Simon Cowell, 'Britain's Got Talent' meeting

Published Apr 18 2012, 22:46 BST  |  By

Samantha Womack has revealed that she met with Simon Cowell after being offered a judging role on Britain's Got Talent.

Former EastEnders star Womack told OK! magazine that she discussed joining the show at his Los Angeles home before eventually rejecting it.

Samantha Womack - The ex-EastEnders actress is 39 on Wednesday.

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'Britain's Got Talent' auditions in Blackpool

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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."

Watch Simon speaking about Britain's Got Talent being "better looking" than The Voice below: