The night I smashed a Sinitta record over Simon Cowells head, Ian Levine paints an intimate portrait of X Factor"s music mogul


The night I smashed a Sinitta record over Simon Cowells head, Ian Levine paints an intimate portrait of X Factor"s music mogul

The night I smashed a Sinitta record over Simon Cowell’s head, Ian Levine paints an intimate portrait of X Factor”s music mogul

10:04 PM on 3rd September 2011

Old scores: Ian Levine was close friends with Simon Cowell and worked with him and Sinitta (pictured)

Old scores: Ian Levine was close friends with Simon Cowell and worked with him and Sinitta (pictured)

Class act: Ian Levine produced music in the 90s for successful acts such as Billie Piper (pictured) and Blue

Class act: Ian Levine produced music in the 90s for successful acts such as Billie Piper (pictured) and Blue

Admiring: Simon Cowell once had a gold mirror hung in his office which said, Yes, Simon darling, you look beautiful!

Admiring: Simon Cowell once had a gold mirror hung in his office which said, Yes, Simon darling, you look beautiful!

X Factor: It was this show, produced by Simon Cowell

X Factor: It was this show, produced by Simon Cowell”s company Syco, which ended Cowell”s and Ian Levine”s friendship


Short attention span: Ian Levine said Simon Cowell, pictured with Cheryl Cole who he is rumoured to have dumped from US X Factor, gets bored easily

Short attention span: Ian Levine said Simon Cowell, pictured with Cheryl Cole who he is rumoured to have dumped from US X Factor, gets bored easily

Dumped: X Factor winner Steve Brookstein was eventually dumped by Simon Cowell, it spelled the end of Ian Levine and Cowell

Dumped: X Factor winner Steve Brookstein was eventually dumped by Simon Cowell, it spelled the end of Ian Levine and Cowell”s relationship