Chat show host Jonathan Ross has criticised Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, saying the pair are “just a waste”.

In an interview for Channel 4’s The Charlotte Church Show on Thursday night, Ross said that former newspaper editor Piers had been “sculpted from lard”.

But he had praise for the third judge on the ITV1 show, Simon Cowell.

Jonathan said: “Simon Cowell knows what he’s talking about, but Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, they’re just a waste…

He said of Amanda, who is reported to have just landed her own show on ITV: “What’s she ever done? She’s been in a couple of West End shows; she’s not got much going on.”

He added: “And Piers Morgan has been sculpted from lard. So I’m not a fan of those shows.”

Ross also admitted he has tried to embarrass his kids by donning ridiculous outfits.

He said: “I deliberately try to embarrass them. It’s good for them, it toughens them up. I collect them from school and I used to deliberately try and find the stupidest outfit I could wear to go and get them from school.

“I used to wear hats and stuff like that and wait outside. Sometimes they would walk past and pretend I wasn’t with them.”

The father-of-three said he and wife Jane Goldman, 37, were “tempted” to have another child.

He said: “She’s got a lot of time left if she wants another one. I’ll be good to go ’til I’m about 75. I’m like Charlie Chaplin, I’ll be banging them out ’til I’m about 100. So I don’t know – we’re tempted.”