Simon Cowell was all set to join the One Direction boys in London this month, as they head to The Brit Awards in the hope of picking themselves up a gong or two, however it’s been reported that the music mogul will have to give the event a miss.
It’s been a massive year for Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles. Their third album Midnight Memories topped charts around the world, they topped the box office with their first movie This Is Us, they were named the best selling global act of 2013 and sold out a massive worldwide stadium tour. And that’s only the big stuff!
Simon put the band together, helped push them towards the final and now heads up their record label, so he was hoping to be there to watch his boys bring home another win at The Brits.
However insiders told The Mirror that the star is going to have to give up his front row seat at the ceremony, as he’s set to head back to New York.
Cowell has been in the UK for weeks as he attends the Britain’s Got Talent auditions, but it’s said when the London tryouts end he’ll be hopping on a jet and heading back to the Big Apple to be with his heavily pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
The dad to be is worried that if he stays in London any longer he’ll miss the birth of his first child.
A source told The Mirror that while SiCo ‘loves The Brits’ and feel she should be there because of his place in the industry, this time he knows he has to put his family first.
“He is about to be a dad and he would be heartbroken if he missed the birth. He will be in New York waiting to become a dad so he has no choice. He will obviously be keeping everything crossed that the boys win though.”
The Brit Awards will take place on February 19 at The O2 Arena in London, and if you haven’t got a ticket then they’ll will be shown live on ITV1 at 8pm.
Cowell may not be going to the event, however he will apparently be arranging a secret bash for the 1D lads at a secret central London location.
He may well be catching up with the band before then too, as insiders told Star magazine that Simon is a bit worried about some members in particular.
It’s been reported that Harry is dating Kendall Jenner and while the romance has kept One Direction on the front pages of magazines around the world, Cowell is said to be concerned that his boy will get sucked into the crazy Kardashian circus.
A source said:
“Simon knows Harry and Kendall’s relationship is great for One Direction’s profile, but he’s wary of Harry being sucked into the Kardashian circus. He warned him that won’t do him any favours long-term.”
What do you think of it all One Direction fans? Do you think the lads can scoop the British Group and British Single gongs at the Brit Awards?
Is Simon right to be worried about Harry & Kendall? Leave your commets below….