Simon Cowell gives Sinitta's seat to Lauren

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell has given the seat behind him at the 'X Factor' live shows to his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, moving Sinitta to sit behind Louis Walsh.

Simon Cowell has given Sinitta's usual 'X Factor' live shows seat to Lauren Silverman.

Sinitta - who famously wore an outfit made entirely of palm leaves while appearing on the judges' houses stage of the ITV talent show in 2009 - usually sits in the seat directly behind her former boyfriend but has had to give up the spot in favour of his girlfriend.

A source revealed: "It's well known Simon has a soft spot for Sinitta and she's always been given the chair behind him during the live shows.

"But now he's in a relationship with Lauren, the best seat in the house automatically goes to her."

Although Simon and Sinitta remain good friends, he's decided to put Lauren - who gave birth to his first child, son Eric earlier this year - first and simply moved Sinitta along the row.

The source continued to The Sun newspaper: "So Sinitaa will be shifted down a few places, and will sit behind Louis Walsh. She has - quite literally - been put in her place and she doesn't like it.

"But there's not much she can do, so she will have to swallow her pride and accept that Lauren is the undisputed No1 in Simon's harem."

Meanwhile, Simon and his fellow mentor Mel B have been voted the 'X Factor' judges to watch this series after being voted the least friendly on the panel in a survey commissioned by oral care brand hello.


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