Simon Cowell reportedly pays £100 PER cigarette so he can smoke in the ITV X Factor Studios.
X Factor boss Simon Cowell pays £100 fines each time he smokes so he can smoke on the X Factor set, according to the Sunday Mirror.
An insider revealed that Simon has racked up a thousands of pounds in fines due to his smoking.
We suppose if you have the money Simon does – £100 per smoke is nothing.
The source revealed: “Rather than wait until after the show and go outside like everybody else, Simon uses the advert breaks – but because they’re so short he never quite makes it outside.”
Although Simon is smoking as much as he used to, Simon told The Mirror that he has cut down his 40-a-day habit after the arrival of his son, Eric: “It is my worst vice… this is the one thing I would find very difficult to give up because I do love a cigarette. A cigarette and a beer.”