Cowell calls in police over show ‘fix’ claims

Pop mogul Simon Cowell has called in police over claims popular television contest Britain’s Got Talent is fixed.

The panel judge made the complaint to officers after an anonymous internet blogger alleged show favourite Ronan Parke had been groomed for stardom.

The 12-year-old is in today’s final and the blogger claimed he had been known to Cowell’s company, Syco, for two years and that he already has a management deal and has been moulded to appeal to the audience.

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Claims that his hairstyle, clothing and mannerisms were all choreographed were also made.

The allegations resulted in Cowell’s lawyers going to a west London police station to report the offence under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

If proved, an offence in punishable on summary conviction with a fine of up to £5,000 or up to six months in prison.

Schoolboy Ronan won the viewers’ vote last Monday, putting him straight through to this evening’s show.

Syco and Sony Music said they would take legal action to “prevent further publication of these unfounded allegations”.