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Cowell found intruder 'holding a brick' in his bathroom

Simon Cowell told Max Clifford finding the intruder was "like something out of a horror film" Photo: REUTERS/Phil McCarten

ITV's Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell found an intruder in his bathroom with a brick, his spokesman said today.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Saturday at the music mogul's house in west London.

Simon Cowell's spokesman Max Clifford (above) said the music mogul found the intruder in his bathroom Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

His spokesman Max Clifford told The Sun:

There was a loud bang and Simon rushed upstairs to find out what was going on.

It came from the bathroom so he went in and there was a woman standing there holding a brick.

It was a very frightening experience for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said that a 29-year-old woman was charged with breaking into Mr Cowell's home.

Leanne Zaloumis, of Catford, south east London, is in custody and will appear at West London Magistrates' Court today.