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Alison Boshoff: Will it be Sir Simon the squire? 

ALISON BOSHOFF: Will it be Sir Simon the squire?

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Alison Boshoff Will it be Sir Simon the squire

Not too long ago, Simon Cowell embodied a rather downmarket kind of flash: driving megabucks, going on vacation with hot chicks in bikinis, hanging out with pop star Sinitta and hypnotist Paul McKenna.

But it seems the music mogul has entered a new, respectable “country squire” period – which some of his old friends say stems from his “desperation” for a knighthood.

Cowell, 62, was spotted at the crashing mid-range Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire earlier this month (where David Cameron gets his groove on).

He also hangs out at the nearby Soho Farmhouse. And his fiancée, Lauren Silverman, and their son Eric, eight, are regular guests at Amanda Holden’s home in the Cotwolds. (Holden recently posted images to TikTok of a handstand challenge by the Cowell/Holden family at their picturesque mansion.)

Not too long ago, Simon Cowell embodied a rather downmarket-esque flash: driving megabucks cars, going on vacation with hot chicks in bikinis, hanging out with pop star Sinitta and hypnotist Paul McKenna

Not too long ago, Simon Cowell embodied a rather downmarket-esque flash: driving megabucks cars, going on vacation with hot chicks in bikinis, hanging out with pop star Sinitta and hypnotist Paul McKenna

Not too long ago, Simon Cowell embodied a rather downmarket-esque flash: driving megabucks cars, going on vacation with hot chicks in bikinis, hanging out with pop star Sinitta and hypnotist Paul McKenna

I’m told, ‘Lauren really wants to be Lady Cowell; and one of the reasons for the wedding is that they both crave respect.’ Cowell proposed to his faithful girlfriend on Christmas Eve last year, but the wedding won’t take place until September, as Cowell is about to fly to the US to film the new series America’s Got Talent.

A friend says: ‘No one is invited and quite a few friends of Simon’s complain that it is so difficult to talk to him these days, which is kind of sad.’

On the honors front, Cowell doesn’t even have an MBE, although colleagues like David Walliams and Ant and Dec have been called to the palace before.

In 2018, Cowell said, “After seeing the others get it, I’m now starting to think I need at least an O, M or whatever.

“An S would be better.”

I'm told, 'Lauren really wants to be Lady Cowell;  and one of the reasons for the wedding is that they both crave respect.'  Cowell proposed to his longtime girlfriend on Christmas Eve last year, but the wedding won't take place until September as Cowell is about to fly to the US to film the new series America's Got Talent.

I'm told, 'Lauren really wants to be Lady Cowell;  and one of the reasons for the wedding is that they both crave respect.'  Cowell proposed to his longtime girlfriend on Christmas Eve last year, but the wedding won't take place until September as Cowell is about to fly to the US to film the new series America's Got Talent.

I’m told, ‘Lauren really wants to be Lady Cowell; and one of the reasons for the wedding is that they both crave respect.’ Cowell proposed to his longtime girlfriend on Christmas Eve last year, but the wedding won’t take place until September as Cowell is about to fly to the US to film the new series America’s Got Talent.

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