Pop Idol creator Simon Cowell has been serenading a woman in public - his beloved mother.

The X Factor judge took mum JULIE for a night out at London's Cipriani restaurant to celebrate her 79th birthday, where he sang Happy Birthday to her over cake and candles after dinner.

His first public singing performance was witnessed by his girlfriend TERRI SEYMOUR and former lover JACKIE ST CLAIR.

24/11/2004 14:13