London: Simon Cowell enjoyed an X-rated romance with a lap dancer but decided to dump her after she embarrassed him in front of his pals, it has been revealed.
The 52-year-old TV personality also grew tired of her because he said he found her “rubbish in bed”.
Lisa Forward had been a Playboy and Page 3 model as well as a contestant in the Miss Ireland finals.
Cowell’s affair with the exotic dancer was exposed in a new biography that went on sale on Friday.
The book, titled ‘Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell’, lifts the lid on a string of his bedroom conquests.
Author Tom Bower reveals Cowell had an obsession with Page 3 models and strippers, who he “rewarded with generous tips and occasionally took home at the end of the evening”.
The 38-year-old grabbed the TV producer’s attention on a night out and the pair enjoyed a raunchy fling. She was invited by Cowell to a luxury break on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to see in the Millennium.
She travelled to the island with Cowell, his brother Nick and Nick’s girlfriend.
They hired expensive suites at one of the island’s five-star resorts, The Residence. But the single mum-of-one did not last long in Cowell’s affections.
While he happily bragged to his pals, who had joined him on the trip, that Lisa was an “erotic dancer”, author Bower says he stunned them into silence when he confessed she was “rubbish in bed”.
The final nail in the coffin of their romance came thanks to her son, who was four at the time.
Former BBC journalist Bower explains that Cowell was embarrassed by the little lad’s behaviour.
“He looked on open-mouthed as her son, dressed as Batman and waving a toy key-blade, charged around the restaurant demanding sausage and chips,” the Daily Star quoted Bower as writing.
After the doomed New Year holiday, Cowell is said to have faked a business trip to New York to get rid of Lisa.
Bower added that “after dispatching the girl and her child on a flight to London, at his expense, he continued his holiday”.
Cowell had been seeing Lisa at the same time as his on-off relationship with another Page 3 girl, Louise Payne.