Simon Cowell congratulates The Voice for beating BGT

Simon Cowell

More people watched The Voice than Britain's Got Talent over the Easter weekend, and Simon Cowell even congratulated the BBC show on its success.

There's a big rivalry between the two talent shows which go out on different channels on Saturday nights.

The Voice is on BBC One and BGT (with Simon as a judge) is on ITV.

Simon praised BBC One boss Danny Cohen, tweeting: "A slightly irritated congrats to Danny and the BBC".

An average of 9.5 million viewers watched The Voice, compared with 9.1 million for BGT.

Simon went on to say: "But you didn't have a dancing dog", referring to Pudsey the performing pooch who starred on BGT.

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