SHOCK! Simon Cowell flies on first commercial flight with the rest of us peasants in 12 years! Well, not quite…

by Nick Barnes
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If there’s one thing we know about Simon Cowell after seeing him on TV for the past 10 years, it’s that he loves to be right and he doesn’t like to lose, so when his girlfriend Lauren Silverman proposed a bet, he had to take it up.

Silverman apparently teased Cowell about his jet-set lifestyle and how he will only fly on a private plane as they wait for him if he is late and he can smoke on them.

It turns out, Silverman struck up a bet with Cowell and said that he’d never be able to ditch his private jet-setting antics to fly on a commercial plane with the rest of us peasants. But, in a bid to prove a point, Cowell ditched his private jet for a commercial flight from London to New York.

But, it’s not all as it seems as of course, Cowell flew via first class, which is a whole other world to economy where you’re virtually sat with the luggage.

A friend of the pair revealed: “Lauren is always teasing him about his insistence of flying private so the plane can wait for him and so he can smoke – so she bet him that he couldn’t travel commercial”.

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The commercial flight from London to Los Angeles via British Airways marks Cowell’s first scheduled flight for 12 years! Apparently, the last time Cowell flew commercially was when he flew out to Los Angeles to pitch American Idol.

Cowell has been spending quite a bit of time in the UK lately as the latest round of auditions for Britain’s Got Talent have been underway. And, as expected, Cowell and David Walliams have been causing havoc along the way, with Simon teasing David about his recent contract negotiations.

It was reported that the Little Britain star was on a two-year £250,000 deal when he first joined BGT, but due to his sheer popularity on the show, he demanded that his wage was doubled for the next two years to £500,000.  But, Cowell found just the right moment to tease David about it.

After one act auditioned for the show, Cowell said: “I don’t understand why you would come on a show like this. There are so many of you”.

David replied: “It’s not all about the money, Simon”.

Simon quipped: “Well, judging from your lengthy negotiations you’ve had over your new three-year contract with ITV, it clearly is all about the money, David”.

Britain’s Got Talent will return to our screens later this year.


Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes


  1. Angela on February 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Lauren is nothing but a gold digging hor. Sick of hearing about this evil woman.

  2. blake on February 2, 2014 at 12:07 am

    If you don’t know this woman personally then keep your opinions to yourself. She is not the only person in the world to have affair and she may have been unhappy. Give her a break it wasn’t your heart broken.

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