Music supremo Simon Cowell found a woman intruder in his home armed with a brick, his spokesman said today.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Saturday night at the 52-year-old's west London property.

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."

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

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with breaking into the music mogul's home.

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