She may be one fifth of hugely successful girl band The Saturdays, but Mollie King has admitted that Simon Cowell made the right decision to let her go from The X Factor when she auditioned way back when.
Speaking exclusively to Yahoo Celebrity, the 27-year-old singer, who auditioned as a solo artist in 2005 and as part of group Fallen Angels in 2007, revealed that the 55-year-old’s decision to end her X Factor dream was the right one.
Well of course it was, look at her now!
“I’m a big Simon fan, actually. I do always think that he gets it right,” she told us.
“And even though I didn’t make it through as far as I would have hoped with the X Factor, when I look back I am like, ‘damn you Simon! You were right!’
“I wouldn’t have said that at the time, I would have said ‘you’re wrong Simon!’ He always seems to get it right, that man.”
And has Simon ever mentioned it when they’ve seen each other at any showbiz type events?
“I’ve seen him once, I think, at the Pride Of Britain awards,” she said. “He’s never said anything about it!”
What a perfect gentleman.
Mollie also praised Simon’s decision to enlist Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as hosts of The X Factor following Dermot O’Leary’s departure.
“I think it’s a great move. I mean, I love Dermot and he was obviously the one there when I did the X Factor so I will miss Dermot,” she explained.
“But if anyone was to fill those shoes then Caroline and Olly are so good. They are so good together, so I will really be looking forward to seeing that, actually.”
Mollie is currently the face of Magnum’s Pink & Black campaign and has helped build the ultimate Pink & Black experience – closing down Regent Street on the 31st May for a unique street party.
Speaking about the campaign, she told us: “I’m a genuine Magnum lover, who isn’t? And I just loved the idea of putting on this festival. They’re shutting down the whole of Regent Street so it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and they’ve given me so much creative control. It’s kind of like having your birthday party except you’re shutting down an entire street!”
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