Smug driver Simon Cowell
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 August 2009
'X Factor' presenter Dermot O'Leary has revealed music mogul Simon Cowell taunted him about the car he wanted to buy
Simon Cowell teases Dermot O'Leary for not being rich enough.
Dermot - who presents UK TV talent show 'The X Factor', which Simon is a judge on - claims the music mogul taunted him when he overheard him discussing a car he was thinking of buying.
Dermot told Q magazine: "Me and some other people were chatting on 'The X Factor' set about a car I wanted to buy. It's an Audi but I was concerned about emissions. Simon overheard me, pulled a face and said 'Oh f**k off', like my concerns were pathetic.
"He has two Rolls Royce cars and I don't think he's concerned about emissions, really."
Meanwhile, Ant and Dec - who host another of Simon's shows, 'Britain's Got Talent' - have also taken a swipe at the acid-tongued judge.
The pair - full names Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - have jokingly criticised Simon's timekeeping, insisting he finds it impossible to be on set when he should be.
Dec said: "The biggest pain is that he's always late. He can't be doing his hair or wondering what to wear so why's he so late?!"