SIMON Cowell has had a floody nightmare this week as water has caused Â£100,000 of damage at his plush Syco TV office.
The whole of the Britainâ€™s Got Talent guruâ€™s base in High Street Kensington was flooded with inches of water.
All the 56-year-oldâ€™s beloved interiors, including his glorious leather walls, expensive sofas and luxury black toilet paper, were turned into a swampy mess after a hose was left on in the gym on the floor above.
A source says: â€œItâ€™s believed somebody carrying out some maintenance works left a hose running over the weekend.
â€œThe water seeped through the floor and flooded Simonâ€™s office. Everything is ruined. Simon spends loads of money kitting out his offices so they are a plush environment to work in. Heâ€™s spent a fortune on framing fancy portraits on the walls, including some pricey prints by famed photographer Terry Oâ€™Neill.
â€œThe insurance bill will be huge, it will take weeks to fix. Itâ€™s a Grade II listed building and it could have caused some serious damage.â€
BGT auditions are underway and the flood has forced Simon to cancel and rearrange appointments. Itâ€™s also likely to hit filming. Itâ€™s not the first time the star has faced a disaster at his property.
In December, burglars targeted his Â£35million mansion and stole girlfriend Lauren Silvermanâ€™s jewellery and some cash. The raiders passed three feet from his bed as he slept.
Cowell, who has upped his personal and home security since, said at the time: â€œItâ€™s just the feeling of that invasion. It kind of creeps you out a bit.â€ – Daily Mirror