Reality show judge Simon Cowell may play a tough critic on television, but this bizarre story proves he's a big ol' softie. Or something.
During auditions for "Britain's Got Talent" on Friday, Cowell found himself under the hypnotic spell of Princess the "canine hypnotist," the BBC reported on Sunday.
Cowell was so deep into his trance that he apparently "fell forward in his seat and on to his desk."
Princess performs doggie hypnotism with her human companion Krystyna Lennon. According to the report, the two of them were able to rouse Cowell from his trance and return him to the world of the living so he could resume his judging duties.