One Direction's Take Me Home album "fantastic" (says Simon Cowell!)

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Simon Cowell has been gushing over One Direction's new album Take Me Home on Twitter.

The X Factor boss told his millions of followers that he's been listening to the upcoming record and reckons it'll be a smash hit.

With One Direction's millions of fans having already sent the lead single of the album to number one on pre-orders alone, we don't doubt him!

Simon tweeted: "I heard most of the new one direction album today. It really is a fantastic album.

"I can't wait for you guys to hear it. "

And he teased: "When you hear or see something you have been a part of which is fantastic you realise how important your partners are. I am very lucky. "

The second album from The X Factor stars, who finished third on the series in 2010, will be out in October.

Their upcoming single Live While We're Young will be released at the end of this month.

Meanwhile Simon also teased a new TV show he had been working on.

Clearly looking to expand his empire, Simon wrote: "And a new show we have been working on for a while got picked up this week."

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