The X Factor creator Simon Cowell has revealed how he loves a little bit of controversy in his life, as it prevents it from being too boring. Simon admitted that he finds it amusing when people criticise him, especially Sir Elton John.
Cowell explained, “Sometimes you throw a pebble in the water, occasionally a rock, just to wind everybody up. When things get a little too comfortable I get bored. And yes, it amuses me.”
He added, “To me [criticism is] like a mosquito bite. We are the ones putting the money back in. With Elton, one minute he likes what we are doing, the next he doesn’t. He just likes being controversial. If ever I meet him we joke about it.” Simon then went on to discuss his falling out with former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.
Cowell continued, “The biggest misconception of me is that I don’t like people. To do this job you have got to like people. I know when I’ve crossed the line a little bit. I thought there was going to be a big reaction. I wasn’t prepared for what was coming next. I had to apologise for the way it was handled. I think [the relationship] is, [repaired] yeah, we text occasionally. I mean, she is not on the phone every night any more but she broke the ice.”
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