Simon Cowell 'can't watch' One Direction losing

Simon Cowell has confessed he still "can't watch" clips of the moment One Direction came in third place on the 2010 'X Factor' because he was "arrogant" they'd win

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Simon Cowell "can't watch" back the moment where One Direction came third in 'The X Factor'.

The music mogul has confessed he still can't believe the beloved boyband - made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - didn't win the talent show in 2010.

Speaking at a Q&A for the current series' final at London's Wembley Arena yesterday (11.12.14), he said: "I still can't watch the moment when One Direction came third. I was so arrogant that we were going to win ... So even though they've done well, I still would've liked for them to be able to say they won 'The X Factor'."

The 55-year-old star returned as a judge earlier this year alongside Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh and revealed that while they're his dream lineup, other stars have turned down a job on the panel in the past when he's failed to meet their demands.

He explained: "[They've] not so much turned me down but, sometimes, we just won't pay them what they want. Some of the salaries are getting insane over the last couple of years."

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