Auditions for the ITV talent show ‘The X Factor UK” were due to begin in Manchester but will no longer continue after the death of Simon Cowell’s mother.
A spokesman for Syco Entertainment confirmed, “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.”
Announcing Mrs. Cowell’s death on Sunday, the family said it was heartbroken and would “miss her terribly”.
“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 statement said.
Mrs. Cowell was the mother of four boys – Nicholas, Simon, Tony and Michael, and step-mother to John and June.