X Factor 2013: As Simon Cowell treats himself to a new boy’s toy car, Demi Lovato reckons he’s “super down to earth and humble!”
X Factor boss Simon Cowell is of course one of the richest men on the planet, and being something of a “petrolhead” he loves to spend his pennies on cars…
And it’s been revealed today that to add to his collection of motors – which include a Rolls-Royce and £850,000 worth of Bugatti Veyron – Simon has treated himself to a Caterham Seven.
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “He has shelled out around £30,000 for the British-built Caterham Seven, which has no air-con, electric windows, carpet or even a radio.
“But the stripped-down Superlight 400 rockets from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds.”
Simon apparently fell instantly in love with the car, and after test-driving it last week, he described the motor as “unbelievable” and “one of the best cars in the world”.
However, despite Simon’s propensity to spend a small fortune on playthings, his X Factor USA buddy and fellow coach Demi Lovato reckons he’s just a normal Joe Bloggs at heart.
She told Heat magazine, “I expected him to be a lot more intimidating…
“And I mean that in a humbling way, because when people think of Simon Cowell, they think like, ‘Oh, the big boss, he’s mean to people’ or whatever.
“But he’s super down-to-earth … Actually I don’t know about down-to-earth!
“He’s pretty fancy, but he’s a humble guy.
“When he walks in a room, it doesn’t matter if you’re the biggest celebrity or the biggest big-shot in the room, he’ll treat you the same as the person who’s coming into the room to bring you tea.
“I thought that was pretty cool.”
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Here’s a look at Demi and Simon in X Factor action…