Boy, 12, publicly rejects Simon Cowell's invitation to appear on BGT
The music mogul is yet to respond to the Tweet which has been shared hundreds of times after Tom 'Mouse' Smith was contacted by the show's team
Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith, a singer and guitar player, posted a picture of a polite handwritten letter to the music mogul on Twitter.
He wrote online: “Didn’t know where to sent this, but if someone could get it to Simon Cowell and BGT that would be cool. Thanks Tom x”
The picture of the letter said:
“Dear Simon [Cowell] and BGT,”
“Thanks for all the phone calls and invitation to your TV talent show.
“Sorry if my first answer wasn’t clear enough but I don’t want to be in this competition.
“I write and sing songs for other reasons I can’t even put into words.
“No need to phone me back as now everyone has seen this so I could never come on the show without looking daft.
“Yours sincerely, Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith.”
Simon Cowell is yet to respond to the Tweet which has been shared hundreds of times.
The schoolboy even drew praise from bands including The Charlatans and The Vaccines for his firm message.
He said that the Britain’s Got Talent team contacted him asking to speak with his parents when auditions were announced.
He told journalists: “I was really pleased to be asked but it’s just not for me. They have rang two times since then and even suggested someone from the record label would call us as well.”
Tom said that he’s also been approached to appear on The Voice Kids.
He says he has been playing the guitar since he was six and performing live since he was nine.
Britain’s Got Talent returns to screens in the spring, with auditions for the new series currently under way.