She's got the spit factor! Demi Lovato spits into Simon Cowell's hand during X Factor audition
08:46 GMT, 9 September 2012
Simon Cowell might think that he’s seen it all during his time on The X Factor, but he clearly wasn’t prepared for what fellow judge Demi Lovato had in store for him while filming.
She might have been known as a wholesome child star but the young singer is obviously keen to maintain her sassy image as she spat a mouthful of mints into Simon’s hand on set.
Demi clearly wasn’t prepared as the TV mogul turned to her during an audition to ask her opinion, catching the blonde singer off guard.
Sassy: X Factor judge Demi Lovato has made an impression on co-star Simon Cowell after spitting a mouthful of mints into his hand
Instead of putting the mouthful of mints into a tissue or under the table, the cheeky star grabbed her co-star’s hand and proceeded to spit them into it before bursting into laughter.
A disgusted Simon was clearly unimpressed with the 20-year-old star but could do nothing but sit there as fellow judges Britney Spears and LA Reid looked on in disbelief.
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The fiery British judge then unleashed his notoriously sharp tongue on the Camp Rock actress:
‘Really, really grown up, Demi,’ he said. ‘You’re an obnoxious little brat.’
Unfazed, Lovato continued to laugh as Simon was forced to take the mints, which had come straight out of her mouth.
The 20-year-old Texan has put the rumour mill into overdrive this weekend after reports that she’s been on a date with One Direction’s Niall Horan.
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The Blonde Brit allegedly asked Demi out after meeting her at the MTV VMA’s on Thursday night and took her out for dinner at Pink Taco after the ceremony.
The young singers had been chatting on Twitter before coming face to face at the awards do for the first time although the former Disney star branded Niall ‘adorable’ in an interview in May.
After performing and picking up an award for Best Video with a Message at the awards, she was clearly on a high.
Demi seems to be settling into her new role on The X Factor and injecting a dose of enthusiasm ahead of the show’s first red carpet premiere in Hollywood on September 11.