A KNIFE thrower feared he would seriously injure Simon Cowell when the Britain’s Got Talent boss asked to take part in his stunt.
Simon, worth £438million, took the place of Andrei Gomonov’s glamorous assistant on stage.
Simon Cowell shocked audiences when he bravely volunteered to take part in a dangerous stunt on Britain’s Got Talent[/caption]
Calm Daria Sheremet stays still at all times as Belarussian Andrei hurls seven blades within inches.
Judge Amanda Holden, 48, and the auditions audience gasped as knives thudded into the board next to Simon.
Andrei admitted: “This was high stakes. It was more dangerous because I didn’t know what Simon would do.
“I know my partner. She knows not to be scared and not to move.
The media mogul replaced Andrei Gomonov’s assistant on stage as Andre hurled seven blades at him, landing just inches away[/caption]
“But I didn’t know if Simon might move. I worried I might leave him seriously injured.
“I had small nerves. I’m a professional, I must be ready and keep my focus.”
Explaining why he took up the challenge Simon, 59, said: “I wanted to feel what it’s like. It is terrifying.”
Judge David Walliams, 47, told Andrei: “You could’ve killed him when you had the chance.”
Andrei said he feared he would ‘seriously injure’ Simon as his glamorous assistant, Daria Sheremet, is used to having knives thrown at her and stays still at all times[/caption]
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Co-star Alesha Dixon, 40, added: “Simon, please just don’t move!”
Host Declan Donnelly, 43, told Simon he hoped he wasn’t superstitious quipping: “You realise this is Series 13?”
Viewers can see the drama from 8pm tomorrow night on ITV. Also appearing is a pensioner comedian from Stockport, an Irish singer, and husband and wife ballroom duo from Wolverhampton.
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