Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell beefs up security after robbery

SIMON Cowell has beefed up his own security following the robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris, France.

The 57-year-old music mogul is currently busily filming the UK version of 'The X Factor' alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne - and has pledged to protect the show's contestants at the TV studios in Wembley, north London.

Asked if he intended to hire extra staff to protect the show, Simon - who was burgled last year and had £1 million of jewellery stolen - said: "Yeah, we are. We are. You have to nowadays. It's just gone a bit nuts. There's a really dark side out there and Christ you've got to be careful."

In December 2015, Simon was robbed while he, partner Lauren Silverman, 39, and son Eric, one, were asleep in their London mansion.

And earlier this week, the name of the outspoken TV personality appeared on a spreadsheet of potential victims of an alleged murderer.

Simon told The Sun newspaper: "It's the crazy world we live in.

"I opened up a newspaper and you've got one guy who's in court because he's robbed my house, second guy has murdered somebody and I'm number two or three on his list. It's like 'this is getting a bit nutty'."

However, Simon also insisted he did not wish to become unduly concerned about security issues in light of recent incidents.

He shared: "At the same time you don't want to get too paranoid. Because it is what it is. I only mentioned what I said because in terms of perspective that was about as bad as it can get yesterday. Not so much for me, but for Lauren and Eric. I'm very conscious now."