simon-angry-the-voice.jpgSimon Cowell is reportedly furious after finding out that the BBC is going to broadcast the UK version of The Voice at the same time as Simon's show, Britain's Got Talent.

Simon apparently told The People, "It is 100 percent a declaration of war. They have gone head-to-head with us -- it's their decision. We'll make it a competition." Meow!

Simon recently upped the prize money on Britain's Got Talent from 100,000 to 500,000 pounds, and he even brought in new judges. The UK version of The Voice is set to air this spring, and mentors include Tom Jones, Jessie J, Will.I.Am and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue. The competition series is based on the mega successful US version of the show, so perhaps Simon feels a bit threatened?