Excerpts of a new unauthorized biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell have started leaking, and the tidbits are super-juicy! Even Simon Cowell himself acknowledged on Twitter the upcoming book’s salaciousness: “Just seen the TV ad for the unauthorised [sic] book on me. Yikes!”
The book’s author, ex-BBC journalist Tom Bower, claims that Simon had an affair with British X Factor judge Dannii Minogue, reports Fox News. Bower quotes Cowell as admitting to the romance, confessing, “I was like a schoolboy.” Though Simon and Dannii were rumored to have had a fling in 2008, both parties denied it at the time.
But Dannii isn’t the only X Factor judge that’s allegedly made Simon’s heart go aflutter. MTV UK reports that Simon admitted to crushing hard on former US X Factor judge Cheryl Cole. Though no romance materialized between the two, Bower quoted Cowell as saying that he “would have liked an affair with Cheryl.”
Simon’s tendency to fall for X Factor judges certainly puts a new spin on Britney Spears reported deal to fill one of the two seats left empty by Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Is Simon a ladies’ man or just really bad at having boundaries?