Cowell’s exes factor
Old flames help Simon in supersize Judges’ Houses with host of stars
SIMON Cowell is surrounded by his exes – and his current partner – in his biggest ever X Factor Judges’ Houses audition.
This stage of the show used to feature one or two stars but now he’s filling his LA home with 50 guests.
Among top singers, songwriters and producers is a table with long term partner and mum of his four- year-old son Eric, Lauren Silverman – plus exes Sinitta and Terri Seymour.
Eric also got his first taste of being a judge as he watched the Girls category perform. Cowell, 58, listened to views from each table, especially American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest.
Other guests at Malibu included singers Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, and Babyface, who has 11 Grammy awards. A source said: “Simon really had people who know what the X Factor is in a singer.”
One female act failed to get a work visa and appeared via TV.
The episode screens next month. This weekend’s highlight is singer Ricky John, 37.
FAMILY FAVES Si, Eric, Lauren, Terri, right, and Sinitta, below left