Simon Cowell has missed the primary stay present of this 12 months’s X Issue after being handled in hospital following his reported fall down stairs at his London dwelling.
Introducing the present, presenter Dermot O’Leary acknowledged to the viewers: “You may need noticed one choose is lacking.
“That is as a result of Simon was taken to hospital yesterday.
“However he is doing positive, he is again dwelling, he is watching the present. Get effectively quickly boss.”
The host mentioned the remaining judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, and Sharon Osbourne, wished Cowell effectively they usually hoped to see him “preventing match quickly”.
O’Leary then quipped on the trio: “Who put the banana pores and skin on the high of the steps?”
“It is like Homicide on the Orient Specific,” the host joked: “You all had motives.”
Walsh mentioned he was downstairs boiling milk, whereas Osbourne quipped she was “within the library with the candle stick”.
Scherzinger mentioned: “It was a crew effort.”
Cowell’s colleagues additionally denied duty for the incident.
Cowell was taken to hospital on Friday after he reportedly took the tumble in his dwelling, however was photographed giving a “thumbs up” when he returned hours later.
The star instructed The Solar: “I am feeling okay. I fainted.”
It isn’t identified if he’ll return for Sunday’s present.