Simon Cowell ‘REJECTED a meal Naughty Boy spent three hours cooking for him… as it turned out he doesn’t eat lamb’
He’s a reality show judge known for being hard to please.
And Simon Cowell reportedly once rejected a meal Naughty Boy spent three hours cooking for him, because he ‘doesn’t eat lamb’ – which is what the singer prepared.
The rapper, 35, claimed that he spent the whole day in the kitchen cooking for the music mogul, 61.
Rejected: Simon Cowell once rejected a meal Naughty Boy spent three hours cooking for him (pictured in August this year)
Naughty Boy, who was an adviser on Simon’s The X Factor: The Band, told The Sun: ‘I spent the whole day in the kitchen thinking Simon’s going to love this. I found out he doesn’t eat lamb. But his chef liked it.’
The star, real name Shahid Khan, said that other musicians have been more appreciative of his food, including Mary J. Blige.
He said that he cooked a keema shepherd’s pie for the music legend, and she said ‘it was the best she’d ever had’ before ‘taking the leftovers home with her’.
Earlier this week, it was claimed that Jordan North, 30, replaced Naughty Boy on I’m A Celeb after the musician pulled out at the last minute due to a family illness.
Whole day: The rapper, 35, revealed that he spent the whole day in the kitchen cooking for the music mogul, 61 (pictured in March this year)
According to a report, the ITV show’s producers ‘were gutted’ when the music producer dropped out.
Naughty Boy was the star who had signed up to go into Gwrych Castle last month, but pulled out leaving a spot open on the line-up for Jordan.
A source said: ‘Shah was so excited to take part in the show as it would’ve been such a great platform for him to step out from behind the scenes a bit.’
No way! It has been claimed that Jordan North, 30, replaced Naughty Boy in the I’m A Celeb line-up after the rapper pulled out at the last minute due to a family illness
The insider explained that Naughty Boy is a big deal within the music industry, having worked with the likes of Emeli Sande, Sam Smith, Zayn Malik and Beyonce.
The source admitted: ‘Shah is really humble and actually quite shy, but he has so many great anecdotes about the people he’s worked with.
‘Producers were gutted when he dropped out and hope he might be able to take part in future years, but they could never have foreseen the success Jordan then had.’
MailOnline contacted Naughty Boys’ representatives for comment.
‘Gutted’: According to a report, the ITV show’s producers ‘were gutted’ when the music producer dropped out as they could ‘never have foreseen the success Jordan then had’