Cowell: Put £50 on Ben for X Factor
LOOSE-LIPPED Simon Cowell has let slip his secret X Factor winner.
The talent show mogul says everyone should put £50 on Ben Haenow – a 29-year-old van driver from Croydon, Surrey – to win.
But Cowell’s betting tip is sure to infuriate other contestants, not least the singers in the over 25’s category.
The pop producer, 55, revealed: “I’ve already got a winner and he’s one of mine.
“But it’s not who everyone is predicting. I’m guessing that Ben Haenow is going to surprise people – and I suggest you put £50 on him to win.”
Meanwhile Cowell has also admitted his admiration for judge Mel B – saying she’s a female version of HIM.
He added: “Mel is a proper grafter and not bitchy or insecure.
“She’s the closest you’re going to get to a female version of me.”