Simon Cowell with partner Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell with partner Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell has commented on his current relationship with the members of One Direction, sarcastically apologising for turning them into worldwide stars.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "I hear so many things now, which they're doing, which I'm not involved with.

"It's a bit like I'm getting the hint, you don't want me to come to the party. Sorry for making you famous…

"Look, I'm not going to lie when I hear they're doing something, and they haven't approached me. You think, 'Well I would have liked you to,' but it's their choice. I'm not bitter - much."

He also spoke about Zayn Malik's decision to go solo and create a television show inspired by his former band with Dick Wolf and Universal Television.

Cowell said to Entertainment Tonight: "Nothing surprises me anymore. I think he should have come to me with it, if I'm being honest with you… I do actually believe that when they've got these ideas, bearing in mind where we started, they should actually come to me."

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