'Stroppy' Simon Cowell 'swears' live on X Factor and snipes at Dermot O'Leary

Simon Cowell was branded “stroppy” and “rude” after swearing and sniping at Dermot O’Leary tonight.

The media mogul appeared to not be in the best mood this evening after being probed by the host about losing at act last week.

Admitting that he had made a “c***-up” last Saturday, he surly asked: “Can I introduce my act now?”

He then introduced performer Scarlett, but many viewers were left with raised eyebrows at his tone,

One tweeted: “Simon was a bit stroppy with Dermot there.”

While another commented: ” “Simon: Can I introduce my act now?!” Rude much?…..#LiveShows #XFactor.”

A third remarked: “Simon being overly sassy towards Dermot this week. Someone has touched a nerve! #bringbackmolly #xfactor.”

Simon appeared to snap at Dermot as he introduced his act
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Viewers noticed Simon’s extra sass
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“Can I introduce my act now?” Simon shot at Dermot O’Leary
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Simon’s antics come just as it was reported Little Mix has split from his record label Syco Music.

The former X Factor winners announced the news days just ahead of their new album release.

Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, will move to label RCA, which is part of the wider Sony Group, just like Syco.

A spokesman for Simon told The Sun : “Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company.

Simon’s had a difficult week
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall made a major change
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“We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R’d and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell .”

t’s said the group, who are due to release their new album very soon, are said to have grown frustrated with Cowell’s label over the last few months and to have had some fallouts during the making of their new record.

The newspaper reports that the girls confronted the X Factor boss in a strongly-worded email, raising the issues they had with his label.

A bigger row is then said to have erupted between the label and the girls’ management company Modest.

Rak-Su have reportedly also parted ways with Simon
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Cowell is said to have then decided to cut ties with all of the company’s artists, which also include last year’s X Factor winners Rak-Su.

It’s said the group, who are due to release their new album very soon, are said to have grown frustrated with Cowell’s label over the last few months and to have had some fallouts during the making of their new record.

The newspaper reports that the girls confronted the X Factor boss in a strongly-worded email, raising the issues they had with his label.

The X Factor returns tomorrow on ITV