- Published on Friday, 20 April 2012 15:03
The music boss is often described as camp and has been dogged by rumours about his sexuality, but has reportedly told the author of a new book that those who think he's homosexual are 'mad'.
'If I was gay, why wouldn't I admit it?'Simon, 52, is quoted as saying by author and former BBC journalist Tom Bower.
'It wouldn't harm me and my mother wouldn't freak out.'
Tom, whose biography In Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell is 'unauthorised', spoke to a string of Simon's friends and business associates during his research.
He reveals the X Factor boss' alleged secret fling with 40-year-old Dannii Minogue before she started dating modelKris Smith, 33.