Oh Simon. Some wounds are still fresh.
Accepting an award last night – for his services to the music industry, as well as for his charitable work – Simon Cowell managed to make things very awkward with his speech.
After One Direction – the band whose careers Cowell launched (and who now reportedly earn 19k a day) – presented Simon with his award, the music mogul proceeded to make a quip about a certain absent someone.
Asking ‘so who misses Zayn?’ was met with a very awkward silence and shuffle from the rest of the band…
Naughty Simon! Nick Grimshaw spoke about it on this morning’s breakfast show.
“There was this really moving film where everyone throughout his career talked about everything he’s done and the first thing he asked was the question about Zayn. The room was like, ‘oooh’.”
Louis Thomlinson got into a huge Twitter spat with Zayn, shortly after he began working with producer Naughty Boy.
Luckily Simon’s speech then steered away from controversy, and he went on to thank his late parents, his son and – obviously – botox.
“I can’t show any expressions but I look gorgeous.”
If you say so Simon. If you say so…
Here’s the highlights from the event…(with the Zayn quip edited out)