London (ANI): Music mogul Simon Cowell seems to have a fetish for leather, as he spent 20,000 pounds to cover the walls of his X Factor dressing room with it. A sneak peek revealed the suite to be in grey and black, with slate-coloured leather tiles, enormous mirrors, and a huge bathroom decked in imported Spanish marble.
The room, on the top floor of the show"s Fountain Studios in Wembley, North London has a 5,000-pound leather sofa with matching armchairs and is full of hand-made, Italian mahogany furniture.It is also filled with ashtrays for the smoker, and bottles of champagne in crystal ice buckets, and car-mad Cowell has stacked it with Top Gear magazines and adorned it with his favourite musical act - Frank Sinatra.
The air-conditioned room is also said to be kept at 21 degrees, and it is a far cry from the dressing rooms that the other judges and hosts Dermot O"Leary and Holly Willoughby have. Sources claim even superstar guest acts like Whitney Houston and Robbie Williams have inferior accommodation.
“Simon is the king when it comes to the X Factor - and so his every wish is catered for," the Sun quoted a source as saying. “The room has been designed to his taste, which means no clutter and dark colours. Everyone jokes that you know when you"re part of Simon"s inner circle because he"ll take you to his room for a glass of bubbly," the source added.