Simon Cowell 'goes clubbing with X Factor contestants'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 December 2014
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

The 'X Factor' creator Simon Cowell goes clubbing with the show's contestants, according to Ben Haenow, who is currently preparing for the semi-final of the reality show

Simon Cowell goes clubbing with contestants from 'The X Factor'.

The 55-year-old music mogul has returned to the judging panel - alongside Louis Walsh, 62, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 31, and 39-year-old Mel B - for this year's show, and 'X Factor' hopeful Ben Haenow has praised Simon's hand-on approach to his over-25s category.

He said: "We see him all the time, go out clubbing with him."

Fellow semi-finalist Fleur East has also hailed Simon for his supportive attitude towards the contestants.

Fleur told 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man': "He'll speak to us through his team, so we'll constantly get messages at any time of the day, and he's always there at rehearsals and giving us tips.

"But to be fair, he's a really good mentor because he lets us do what we want to do and then just guides us."

Meanwhile, Andrea Faustini revealed former Spice Girl Mel B - his mentor in the boys category - has been incredibly supportive throughout the show and is markedly different to her Scary Spice persona.

He said: "She's not scary at all. I'm sorry, I love her.

"She looks after me, she's constantly in touch with me - on Skype, she texts me - she's very cool. Last week, I went to her house for celebrating Thanksgiving Day."

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