It is a running joke amongst the crew that the star of the show always arrives fashionably late.
So Britain’s Got Talent co-judge David Walliams decided to take Simon Cowell’s punctuality into his own hands, by appointing himself the music moguls chauffeur.
Donning a drivers cap, grey suit, and white shirt and tie David was seen driving Simon to the London auditions at Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday in a black Rolls Royce.
The TV mogul made quite an entrance at the London auditions in his black Rolls Royce, which was driven by none-other than fellow judge David Walliams.
David was dressed as the father-to-be’s chauffeur in a grey suit and black hat, even opening the car door for Simon, before he was spotted giving him a mock-salute as he headed into the venue
Ever the practical joker, David tweeted on Tuesday: ‘I drove @SimonCowell to work in his Rolls Royce Phantom today. It was just the two of us in his car for half an hour. #awkward’
Simon who is back in the UK to fulfill his judging duties, is obviously enjoying being back in his home country, tweeting after flying in from New York on January 30: ‘I just got back from New York to London. Had a great trip. And my dogs went crazy when I walked in the front door. A great feeling’
Simon is joined by judges Amanda Holden, former Mis Teeq singer Alesha Dixon and David Walliams for the 2014 series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Hosts of the ITV1 show, Ant and Dec, were also spotted arriving at the venue where they spent time meeting fans who had waited in the cold.
Simon is currently on standby as his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is expecting their first child any day now, and told The Mirror he has his private jet on standby this week while working on the ITV show in case he has to return to New York when Lauren goes into labour.
Simon told the paper: ‘I am keeping my phone on during auditions 100 percent. If it happens I just have to go and dash onto a plane.’
More photos on our London Auditions page including our own exclusive photos.
In other news – Simon confirmed he has spoken to Cheryl Cole about returning to the X Factor.
“To be fair to Cheryl, it hasn’t been about the money with her. It’s about whether she wants to do it and whether she can handle the pressure, so I’m not quite sure yet [if she will come back].”
However, it seems Simon has some work to do if he is to convince Cheryl to return to the panel alongside him.
He added: “She had her poker face on.”
Simon went on to compliment the singer, with whom he has had a contentious relationship after she was axed from the US version of ‘The X Factor’ in 2011.
He said of his meeting with Cheryl: “I thought she looked and sounded the best I’ve seen her in years.”
Our apologies for the late reports this week as we are at the London auditions
Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV in the Spring.