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18/11/2014 04:21 GMT | Updated 18/11/2014 04:59 GMT

'X Factor': Simon Cowell Apologises To Andrea Faustini And Lauren Platt After Being Branded 'Debbie Downer' By Cheryl Fernandez-Versini And Mel B

We are wholeheartedly expecting to look out and see pigs soaring past our office window, because the unthinkable has happened. Simon Cowell has actually apologised to not one but two ‘X Factor’ contestants for his comments.

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During Saturday night’s live shows, Simon was branded “Debbie Downer” by his fellow judges after he said Lauren Platt’s performance of ‘Smile’ was rather on the dull side and then told Andrea Faustini that he “wasn’t amazeballs”.

The most cutting insult of all, surely?

Simon Cowell during Saturday's show

However, we can only conclude that the music mogul must have been visited by three ghosts during the night, as he’s now offered both Lauren and Andrea a public apology for his harsh critiques - which also included telling the Italian singer that he pulled too many faces both during and after his performances.

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