LONDON: Sexy Carmen Electra may not be to Britain's Got Talent fans' liking but Simon Cowell is smitten, reported British daily The Sun on Thursday.
The pair infuriated fellow judges David Walliams and Alesha Dixon by constantly flirting at London auditions.
They held hands, stroked each other's arms and backs and were whispering private jokes. At one point, the ex-Baywatch beauty even sat on Simon's lap.
Our onlooker at the Hammersmith Apollo said: "Everyone was stunned when Carmen turned up.
"But it's become increasingly obvious why Simon booked Carmen. As Tuesday's auditions wore on, they were inseparable.
"It was embarrassing the way they were all over each other.
"They were play-hitting each other like awkward teenagers."
Carmen had to apologise to one act after she ignored them while Simon stroked her.
She said: "Sorry, I was getting a massage. I was distracted. I'm back now."
Simon and Carmen's behaviour split the judging panel, with Alesha and David frequently agreeing and Simon and Carmen disagreeing.
A source said: "If Alesha and David liked it, Carmen and Simon didn't and vice versa."
David even told Carmen to pay more attention after she told a humiliated act: "I was kind of bored.
"I was distracted by his (Simon's) shirt, the colour, the texture... " (as she stroked his arm).
Angry David said: "Stop looking at him, look at the act on stage."
Softy Simon later even wrote on Twitter: "Carmen very cute."
He has admitted he is on a break from fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.
If things don't work out with her, or Carmen, Simon could fall back on Londoner Meleca Bari.
She started screaming his name outside the Apollo and said she was obsessed with him — and was prepared to marry him.