Simon lookalike Eddie wows the judges
Craigneuk’s very own Eddie Lee was dubbed the Scottish Simon Cowell- after impressing the judges at the X Factor auditions in Edinburgh.
Viewers watched as Eddie, 51, of Glenclelland Road, entered the audition room wearing one of TV’s Mr Nasty’s signature outfits - black high waisted trousers and a white shirt- and sporting a very similar hairstyle.
Stunned Simon told Eddie:“You are very handsome Edward.”
To which he replied:“Thank you Simon, I’m often mistaken for you.”
As the rest of the judges Louis Walsh, and Nicole Scherzinger laughed off the resemblance, Simon said:“I can see that.”
Eddie said that looking like idol Simon was a great thing for the ladies and told how his love life had improved since Simon became famous.
He complemented his dress sense and even gave him a gift - a Simon Cowell bobblehead.
Eddie was put through to the boot camp stages of the talent contest on Sunday night’s auditions show after receiving three yes votes from the judges with his own rendition of Elvis Presley’s tearjerker hit ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You‘.
Head judge Simon gushed over Eddie throughout the audition and even asked :“Is it wrong that I find you attractive?” Delighted Eddie replied:“No Simon. “We are a kindred spirit.”
Lookalike Craigneuk’s Eddie Lee