Simon Cowell still pals with biography author Tom Bower (who plans a sequel!)

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

The author of an unauthorised biography of Simon Cowell has insisted that he's still friends with the music mogul.

Former BBC hack Tom Bower hit the headlines last week over claims in his new book, out now, which included a fling between Simon and former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.

And speaking on This Morning yesterday, he revealed that a sequal was planned!

“He’ll be with us for a long time I think," he said. “I think he will (talk to me). He said last night that he will.

“There are a couple of things (I didn’t put in this book). I got so close to him there were times he would say things, do things... we were so close I was privileged to see things.

“I thought that was so private, I wouldn’t abuse my facility. That was something I really shouldn’t put in the book.”

Bower also explained how Simon reacted to the claims in the book.

"He said: ‘It’s a bit embarrassing, you got things I didn’t know you’d got.’," the author said. “But we get on very well. Finally he said to me last night: ‘We remain friends.’"

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