Simon Cowell has never voted.

The music mogul admitted he ''couldn't be bothered'' to take part in any political elections but revealed his admiration for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died earlier this week.

Speaking at the launch of the seventh series of 'Britain's Got Talent' - which starts on Saturday (13.04.13) - in central London, Simon told BANG Showbiz: ''I've never voted. I never have, that might surprise people but I never have personally voted. I just couldn't be bothered.

''[Baroness Thatcher] definitely had [talent]. Look, you don't get elected three times without having talent. She polarised people but sometimes that is what people with talent do. Some people like you, some people don't but you can't win over everyone. But as I said, she had talent.''

Simon's 'Britain's Got Talent' co-star Amanda Holden was surprised by his admission about never voting although fellow judge Alesha Dixon had a confession of her own to make.

Amanda said: ''Alesha and I vote though don't we, darling?'' and Alesha replied: ''I don't vote. But that's for other reasons.''