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 nevervoted. 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."