Saturday 24 August 2019

Simon Cowell set for X Factor return after fall

The judge missed last weekend’s ITV show after tumbling down the stairs.

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Simon Cowell is expected to return to The X Factor tonight, sources have confirmed.

The judge, 58, missed last weekend’s ITV show after tumbling down the stairs of his London home.

But a source told the Press Association: “He’s 99% likely to be on the show tonight.

“He’s had a good recovery period and he was at the soundcheck on Thursday,” the source said, adding Cowell should be back “on top form”.

Cowell missed the first live programmes of the X Factor last Saturday and Sunday after fainting at his London mansion.

The star, dad to three-year-old son Eric, later told The Sun that doctors “think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have got to really take good care of myself to sort that out.

“After all, I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever.”

Cowell said he went to get some some hot milk, but felt “really dizzy” on his way back upstairs.

He added: “Next thing I know someone was putting a neck brace on me and I had a terrible headache, which must have been from me hitting the stairs.”

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon replaced Cowell, who is mentoring the groups this year, on Sunday’s ITV show.

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