Simon Cowell was forced to pull out of Britain’s Got Talent filming after he was struck down by an illness.
The music boss, 64, missed a number of auditions after developing a crippling headache which left him too unwell to work.
A source told the Daily Star: ‘Simon was due to film as normal but he started to feel unwell.
‘After some deliberation, he told everyone he was unable to take part in filming.
‘To say he was frustrated was an understatement. Simon loves making Britain’s Got Talent, so he was annoyed that he had to miss filming.’
Simon Cowell was forced to pull out of Britain’s Got Talent filming after he was struck down by an illness (pictured last month)
The music boss, 64, missed a number of auditions after developing a crippling headache which left him too unwell to work (pictured last month)
has contacted Britain’s Got Talent and a representative for Simon for comment.
Simon and his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli and Amanda Holden, along with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly returned to filming for the upcoming series last month.
They were seen posing on the red carpet outside The London Palladium where hopefuls turned out in their hoards in the hope of finding success on the show.
SImon’s illness comes after police led away a female intruder from the BGT set last month after she ‘tried to get backstage’ to see the judges.
The unidentified woman, who was pictured with her hood up, allegedly tried to ‘sneak’ past security and trespass into the restricted area.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 1.23 pm today to reports of a woman suffering a mental health crisis at Argyll Street, W1.
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The woman was assisted by officers who made arrangements for her to be met by a family member. There were no offences.’
A spokesperson from Fremantle added: ‘Police were dealing with an individual outside of the Palladium who was causing a bit of a stir, and the BGT team helped out. But BGT didn’t call the police and there was no threat to the judges as they didn’t get inside the Palladium.’
Simon and fellow BGT judges Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli and Amanda Holden, along with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly returned to filming for the new series last month (front row: judges Bruno, Alesha, Amanda and Simon. Back row: hosts Ant and Dec)
Audience members allegedly heard chattering amongst theatre staff who said that an intruder ‘tried to sneak in backstage’ to see Simon and his celebrity counterparts.
The auditions for the hit televised talent show, which seeks to find the nation’s next star, were delayed following the chaos caused by the ‘intruder’, according to reports.
She was pictured wearing a hooded tracksuit top, flanked by officers, as she was escorted out of the theatre.
Officers were seen speaking to door staff at the theatre following the incident as a small crowd gathered outside the stage door, with security staff standing by it.
(L-R) Host Ant McPartlin, judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and host Declan Donnelly ahead of auditions at The London Palladium last month