Simon Cowell is feeling unusually flustered after admitting he has the hots for a make-up artist on Britain's Got Talent but is too nervous to talk to her.
The music mogul split from another make-up artist, Mezhgan Hussainy, who he met on the set of American Idol, earlier this year, but he may have met his match in pretty Francesca Neill (below), who has previously dated singer Craig David.
Simon blurted out his feelings on ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent, telling presenter Stephen Mulhern: "We have the new, cutest make-up artist. But I just can't talk to her, I'm kind of tongue-tied."
When asked by Stephen if he wanted him to put in a good word, Simon turned all bashful, saying: "No, that would make it awkward."
Fellow judge David Walliams couldn't resist joining in with the ribbing, joking that she has a cage fighter boyfriend.
A source told The Mirror: "Francesca has just stated on BGT, following Alesha Dixon when she moved from Strictly Come Dancing. She has only met Simon a few times and he hardly spoke to her. Now she knows it's because he really fancies her."
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