Cowell offered Sinitta sum to not enter jungle
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 November 2011
Simon Cowell offered his former girlfriend Sinitta twice her £70,000 fee not to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
Simon Cowell offered Sinitta double her fee not to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
The media mogul was horrified to discover his former girlfriend was taking part in the ITV1 reality show and after pleading with her to reject the £70,000 offer from show bosses, he then shocked Sinitta with the big money deal.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She thinks he's not happy. Simon has nothing to hide but he is worried she will get loose lipped and he likes to keep himself to himself."
Sinitta and Simon have remained close since dating in the 1980s but friends say the 48-year-old former pop star was hurt when Simon didn't ask her to join him on his latest programme, the US version of 'The X Factor'.
A source explained: "There's no doubt that relations have cooled."
However, Simon's publicist Max Clifford downplayed the drama, saying: "He is happy about her being in the jungle."
Sinitta and Pat Sharp have now entered camp several days after their fellow contestants but spent their first night in a secluded cave where Sinitta was left in tears due to her fear of insects.
She said: "I moved into a hotel once because there was a spider in the bath.
"Thank God for Pat because being together in that awful situation brought us closer together and he's a lovely man."