Simon Cowell has fallen for a new make-up artist on Britain's Got Talent, who is apparently the spitting image of former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole. The music mogul is understood to have split from fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy and has admitted "having the hots" for Francesca Neill, who is working as Alesha Dixon's assistant on the new series of the talent contesnt.
Cowell claims to be apprehensive about approaching Francesca, who is the former girlfriend of British R&B star Craig David. The man himself told Stephen Mulhern on Britain's Got More Talent, "We have the new, cutest make-up artist. But I just can't talk to her, I'm kind of tongue-tied". Cowell was asked by Mulhern whether he wanted a good word putting in, to which the judge replied, "No, that would make it awkward". Fellow judge David Walliams also got involved, shooting Simon down and telling him, "She's got a boyfriend". Simon smiled and said "Good", to which Stephen replied, "I hear he's a cagefighter". One fan took to Twitter to alert Francesca of the news, saying, "Ooh Simon thinks ur cute!!!", to which she replied, "Hahaha that was so funny x".
Francesca, also a former Miss Manchester and Leeds University graduate, has done the makeup for Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle as well as X Factor winner MATT CARDLE.