Simon Cowell will miss at least one session of Britain’s Got Talent auditions today – after being struck down with flu.
Simon has been bedridden since Tuesday night and has been unable to shift a bug and nasty cold which means he will not be in Manchester this afternoon.
Instead he is dosing up on medication and hopes to be well enough to attend the evening session at the Lowry Theatre before going back to bed again.
A show source said: “Simon hates missing auditions and filming sessions but he has not been out of bed for two days and is struggling to shake off the flu.
“He is trying to rush up to Manchester for tonight to take part. The only good thing is it means auditions in the afternoon will start on time as normally Ant and Dec and the judges are left waiting for Cowell to show up. Fans won’t be waiting outside too long either.
“That said, it won’t be the same without him so everyone has their fingers crossed he will be back tonight.”
SOURCE: The Mirror Reporter Mark Jefferies @mirrorjeffers