Si­mon looka­like Ed­die wows the judges

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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

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