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Stephen Mulhern agrees BGMT deal

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Stephen Mulhern agrees BGMT deal

Stephen Mulhern has signed on for another series of 'Britain's Got More Talent'.

The 38-year-old presenter has agreed a deal with show boss Simon Cowell to return to the spin-off show and thinks the discussion was done early because the music mogul was so amused by the "controversy" the magician caused when he compared Amanda Holden to cosmetic surgery addict Jocelyn Wildenstein.

He said: "I'm all signed up for year 10. It's all sorted. I had an hour-and-a-half meeting with Simon last week and you never get that -- you get ten minutes if you're lucky!

"That joke I did with Amanda, that went down like a sack of s**t. But Simon does love a bit of controversy.

"If you see a clip of it when it actually went out, he was like a kid in the sweet shop."

Stephen also admitted he had doubts about making the joke because main show presenter Ant McPartlin warned him against it - but co-host Declan Donnelly told him to go for it.

He said: "So I said to Ant, 'Do you think I should do it?' and he said, 'No, don't do it, seriously, don't do it.' And I went to Dec and he said, 'Do it', so then we were split. When I did it live, I had that feeling of, 'Oh my God!' but it was too late. Afterwards I said I was sorry."