X Factor host Simon Cowell has reportedly split up with his girlfriend Terri Seymour.

The Daily Mirror reports that the blunt television judge and his partner had agreed to part ways after six years together.

The paper has cited friends of television presenter Seymour as saying that the two had split up.

According to the Mirror, she told friends: "We've split up. It's very sad but we decided to go our separate ways. It just wasn't working out between us.

"There’s no one else involved and we want to remain friends."

Cowell has spoken openly in the past about his unwillingness to tie the knot and to have kids. Seymour has also commented that she is aware of the TV supremo's reluctance to be a father even though she said she still wanted children.

The tabloid press has speculated about 48-year-old Cowell's relationship with fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue after they were spotted holding hands at a recent night-out. Cowell dismissed reports that they were involved.

01/11/2008 11:53:26