Simon Cowell says he misses Louis (but doesn't mention Cheryl!)

Simon Cowell

We won't be seeing Simon Cowell on this year's X Factor, but it seems the X Factor judge will miss sitting on the UK panel - and he's longing for one person in particular! Speaking to The Sun's Buzz magazine, Simon isn't coping well without the Irish music mogul!

Cowell dashed back from the Britain's Got Talent live shows to the US this week to continue with the latest auditions for The X Factor USA, the first with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

And the sexy songstress blabbed: “I don’t think Simon is coping without Louis. He’s missing him now that he’s not sitting near Louis on the judging panel.”

Louis meanwhile doesn't seem to have the same concerns - he's too busy partying it up with N-Dubz star Tulisa.

Speaking at The X Factor auditions in Glasgow earlier in the week, Louis revealed: “I’ve only had two hours sleep by the way. I was up with Tulisa until really, really late and we’re having the most fun!”

The X Factor auditions continue on Sunday in Manchester.

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