Simon Cowell splashes out £5,000 a week on X Factor contestants’ house complete with seven bedrooms and a pool

Simon Cowell has forked out for this year’s intake (Picture: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Simon Cowell is shelling out £5,000 a week for his X Factor contestants to live in the lap of luxury.

The finalists will move into the sprawling mansion for the live shows, which begin after Judges’ Houses, and they will luxuriate in their fancy surroundings until Si Co sends them home.

This year he’s reportedly gone even more upmarket than usual, and given that it’s not like they usually live in squalor, he really has gone some, renting a place with a swimming pool and rooftop gym for his proteges.

He’ll shell out around £30k for the place as live shows are… Read the full story

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