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“AGT” Contestant Forces Simon Cowell To Face His Biggest Fear

Simon Cowell recoils in his "AGT" chair, eyes wide with fear.

We all have fears. While some can stem from personal experiences, others seem to be almost universal. Take, for example, the fear of clowns. Odds are, there’s at least one person in your life who has made it clear just how much they hate clowns. Turns out, America’s Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell, is one of those clown-fearing folks. So, as you can imagine, he was far from pleased when Jelly Boy the Clown stepped out on stage for his audition.

From the moment Cowell sees that there’s a clown on stage, he turns around toward the audience, letting them know about his phobia. Still, when it’s time for the audition to begin, the long-time AGT judge finds the motivation needed to face his fear. Soon after, however, it becomes quite clear that Jelly Boy is not like most clowns. This is true not only in personality but in the act itself. Truly, nothing could have prepared Cowell for this…

Okay, to be more accurate, nothing could have prepared any of us for the stunts Jelly Boy pulls off. Rather than the usual goofy schtick you’d expect from a clown, he chooses a more edgy, dangerous route. And somehow, it really works. There’s something so unnerving about a clown doing these dangerous moves that somehow makes it all-the-more fascinating.

“I’m usually not a fan of sword swallowing acts but he brought sword swallowing to another level!” someone shares in the comments, with another adding, “I wasn’t expecting a clown to be clowning around and doing dangerous stuff at the same time.”

Jelly Boy the Clown Helps Simon Cowell Face His Fears — and He Succeeds!

Getting positive feedback from the audience was no doubt amazing, but the most impressive feat was getting Cowell’s approval. In fact, Jelly Boy got yesses from all four judges!

“We normally get this,” Cowell says while using part of his mic like a clown’s nose. “That wasn’t clowning. That was fantastic.”

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