Simon Cowell has crush on new make-up artist

London: Music mogul Simon Cowell has reportedly fallen for make-up artist Francesca Neill who works on his TV show `Britain`s Got Talent`.

Cowell, 52, is attracted to the former model, who works on his TV show as assistant to judge Alesha Dixon, reported Mirror online.

Although Cowell, who is said to have split from fiancée Mezghan Hussainy earlier this year, said that he is smitten with Francesca, he hasn`t been able to pluck up the courage to ask her on a date.

"We have the new, cutest make-up artist. But I just can`t talk to her, I`m kind of tongue-tied," he said.

Cowell was asked by `Britain`s Got More Talent` host Stephen Mulhern if he wanted him to ask Francesca out on his behalf, he replied, "No, that would make it awkward." Francesca, 27, who dated singer Craig David in 2007 is a new addition to the `Britain`s Got Talent` team, and followed Alesha from her former show `Strictly Come Dancing`.

"She has only met Simon a few times and he hardly spoke to her. Now she knows it`s because he really fancies her," a source said.


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