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Simon Cowell on X Factor's 'Locked Away' song was 'very appropriate the night after I get burgled'

Catherine Wylie

Published 05/12/2015 | 21:55

Simon Cowell was reportedly at home during the break-in
Simon Cowell was reportedly at home during the break-in

Simon Cowell has mentioned the burglary at his west London home on The X Factor - joking that Reggie 'N' Bollie's song Locked Away was "very appropriate".

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The music mogul's Holland Park mansion was entered in the early hours of Friday morning, with thieves taking cash and jewellery, The Sun newspaper reported.

Simon Cowell with his Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment award and Lauren Silverman during the Elle Style Awards 2015
Simon Cowell with his Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment award and Lauren Silverman during the Elle Style Awards 2015
Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman were reportedly burgled as they and their son slept at their west London home

Cowell referred to the incident after the first act performed on the semi-final of the ITV show.

Reggie 'N' Bollie, who are mentored by Cheryl Fernandez Versini, sang Locked Away by R City featuring Adam Levine.

When he was asked what he thought of their performance, Cowell said: "What was that about?"

He then joked: "Very appropriate the night after I get burgled."

The X Factor pulled in a combined average audience of 8.94 million on October 4
The X Factor pulled in a combined average audience of 8.94 million on October 4

The X Factor judge, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric were reportedly at home at the time of the break-in.

The Sun quoted a family friend as saying Cowell and Silverman are "really badly shaken" by what happened, but are "incredibly relieved no one was hurt".

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to an address in W14 at around 2.20am to reports of a burglary in progress, but they said the suspects had left the area.

Meanwhile, Cowell does not have any acts left in this year's competition, which will come to a close with next weekend's grand final.

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