X Factor 2010 London auditions: Did Simon Cowell give the finger to a fan?

Disgruntled X Factor fans have complained that Simon Cowell flicked the finger at them, while they queued up for the show.

Simon was filming alongside Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh at London’s Excel centre for four days this week, as they tried to find some talent in the capital city. The panel arrived by helicopter, two hours late yesterday and audience members claimed that they were left to stand outside in blistering heat, with no water, only to be greeted by an irate Simon Cowell when he arrived. A witness told The Metro newspaper that he even flicked his finger at one tired section of the crowd.

X Factor sources vigorously denied the claims explaining:

‘There was a hold-up at the airport as the judges arrived by helicopter and they were filming a segment.

The crowd were offered refreshments and apologised to. Simon would definitely never do that to the crowd, 110 per cent not, as he highly values and respects his audiences.’

Grumpy judges seems to have been the theme of the day. Fans also complained about Cheryl Cole’s surly manner and lack of interaction with either the crowd or the acts.

One said:

I honestly think Cheryl could not be bothered to be there, she made no interaction with the audience hardly at all and just seems like shes realised that she has got bigger than the show, what with all the american interest she now has. She was sooooo stubborn with some really good acts and i think some of them must of felt a little cheated especially a really talented guy called Page. Maybe all this trouble with her ex as made her toughen up but i didnt like her today.

Were you at The X Factor auditions this week? If so we’d love to hear how you found the judges, so far Louis Walsh seems to have escaped unscathed. Leave your comments below.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!