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Monday 18th November 2019

Simon Cowell cancels 60th birthday party at the last minute 'leaving celebrity pals' plans in chaos'

He'll instead focus on The X Factor

Simon Cowell has cancelled his lavish 60th birthday celebrations, just a day before his party was due to take place.

The X Factor boss was set to host his showbiz friends at London's La Famiglia tonight (October 30).

However, yesterday, guests received a notification telling them that it was cancelled, leaving many of his "celebrity pals' plans in chaos".

Simon hosted a small dinner earlier this month to celebrate his 60th, but his bigger bash has been cancelled (Credit: Splash News)

According to the Daily Mail, it read: "I am so sorry but this dinner is cancelled/postponed. Scheduling conflicts are prohibiting us from having this dinner at this time. We will keep you posted as to when it will be rescheduled for. Thank you for understanding."

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The note was signed from Simon and his partner Lauren Silverman.

Simon's priority is his incredibly busy work schedule over the next month and this, of course, includes the current series of The X Factor.

The pair share young son Eric together.

It's thought that Simon's showbiz pals had planned on flying in from all over the world to attend the swanky dinner.

Guests were sent a note from Simon and Lauren telling them the party was cancelled (Credit: Splash News)

Instead of hosting the party, Simon has instead decided to concentrate his efforts on his ailing TV show.

The X Factor: Celebrity is currently losing the Saturday night ratings battle with BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing, with viewers switching off in their droves.

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A spokesperson for Simon said: "Simon's priority is his incredibly busy work schedule over the next month and this, of course, includes the current series of The X Factor as well as other TV and music projects."

It's now thought that he's rescheduling the dinner for December.

It's thought the pair are re-planning the party for December (Credit: Cover Images)

One friend who was due to attend tonight's party said: "Simon had planned a suitably extravagant event for his 60th and had guests flying in from all over the world to celebrate. Cancelling just days before has really thrown people's plans up into the air."

Simon's actual birthday fell on October 7 and he celebrated with a small dinner in Los Angeles earlier this month.

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