When Simon Cowell unceremoniously sacked Cheryl Cole from US X Factor, the Geordie singer exacted her revenge by hiring a plane to spell out “Simon Cowell is 52 today! Ha ha ha! Love Cheryl” and as Cheryl celebrated her 29th birthday in Las Vegas, her former boss followed suit when it came her birthday present.
The media mogul hired a jet to fly over the Encore hotel where Cheryl is staying and spell out “Cheryl – Congratulations you’re 30 next year. ha ha ha. Love Simon”.
It was thought that Simon was less than impressed with Cheryl’s stunt last year, as the reality TV judge is notoriously tight-lipped about his age. When Simon got the opportunity to give Cheryl a taste of her own medicine, he jumped at the chance and hired the jet to deliver her birthday message 10,000 feet above her hotel.
Since Cheryl’s US X Factor sacking, rumours of a rift have been rife, with reports suggesting that the pair’s friendship was apparently irrevocably fractured. However, their birthday banter and witty gestures prove that Simon and Cheryl are back to their ‘love/hate’ best!