Music mogul Simon Cowell had a near miss when a child threw a knife at him as part of an audition for Britain's Got Talent. The judge volunteered to be an unnamed 11-year-old's 'glamorous assistant' during the tryouts in Birmingham, England over the weekend (01-02Feb14), little realising he was in for a hair-raising time. Cowell got onstage to take part in the Wild West-themed knife-throwing stunt but was left counting his luck when a blade landed a little too close for comfort. Fellow judge Amanda Holden saw the funny side and told the lad, "You nearly killed Simon!", and fellow panellist David Walliams asked him, "How much would I have to pay you to throw the knife a little bit nearer?" It is not known if the knife-throwing act was put through to the next round.