SIMON Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman had a showdown with Alesha Dixon over misplaced fears they were too close.
The confrontation backstage at Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London left judge Alesha shaken and upset, HOAR can reveal.
Sources close to the trio say Lauren, 42, remains pals with Alesha, 41.
They added that Lauren’s relationship with Simon, 60, was stronger than ever because they have spent all of lockdown living together with six-year-old son Eric.
But the conversation between the women was witnessed by several people during a break in filming at BGT before lockdown.
It came just weeks after Lauren had accused Spice Girl Mel B, 45, of having an affair with Simon.
Our show source said: “Lauren took Alesha to a curtained-off room back stage during a break.
“It’s a communal area where crew make teas so it caused quite a reaction when a lot of people were stopped from going in.
“About 15 minutes later Alesha emerged looking shaken and had to have a quick glam touch-up and be whisked straight back on set.
Lauren departed and never returned for the rest of auditions in London or Manchester.
“Crew members had said Lauren didn’t like the fact Simon and Alesha, who worked together in America on the Champions series, whispered to each other in recording gaps.”
A source close to Simon insisted Lauren and Alesha, who is in a happy relationship with dancer Azuka Ononye, “get on really well”.
They said: “I don’t believe Lauren has ever been suspicious of Alesha and Simon’s friendship. There’s no animosity.”
Insiders at Simon’s Syco production company also dismissed rumours of strains in his seven-year relationship with Lauren.
Lauren had always intended to leave part-way through the BGT auditions to go to New York to see her other son, Adam, our source added.
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