X Factor auditions cancelled
Auditions for the talent show X Factor have been cancelled in Manchester due to the death of Simon Cowell’s mother.
Julie Cowell was pronounced dead on Sunday at aged 89.
Cowell said “They were due to start today (Sunday) and carry on into Tuesday and Wednesday. Today's have been cancelled and we have not made any decisions beyond that.
Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace,"
A spokesman for the family said: "We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."