Cow­ell’s exes fac­tor

Old flames help Si­mon in su­per­size Judges’ Houses with host of stars

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY MARK JEF­FERIES

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

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