Yup, you read that right.
Simon Cowell and the rest of The X Factor judging crew caused quite the stir on a recent trip to the English theme park, Thorpe Park.
While enjoying a fun day out with the gang while filming for the latest series of The X Factor, Simon let his playful side get the better of him and apparently decided to head off on a bit of a golf cart joyride in search of ice-cream. But things didn’t exactly go as planned when he pelted into a gift shop by a ghost train ride — what a nightmare!
“He [stole] a golf cart from where they were filming and off he went,” a source revealed, according to The Sun.
Apparently, Simon and the judges had been given “free reign” of the park after it had been closed off to the public, giving Simon and excuse to act like a big kid.
“As he got close to the park’s ghost train he tried to drive the cart into a shop but completely underestimated the width of the door and clattered into some metal detectors,” the source continued. “There was a brief period of concern that the judges could have been hurt, but they were soon on their way again.”
No one was hurt in Simon’s reckless quest for ice-cream, but perhaps it’s best to keep him away from golf carts — and probably theme parks — for the time being. Guess we never really grow up, huh?
In other X Factor news, Simon is planning to change the show in a BIG way.
Firstly, The Xtra Factor is getting scrapped — the show’s bosses claimed they’re ditching the show through no fault of the previous hosts, but to “focus efforts on digital platforms.”
And secondly, in a bid to win back viewers, Simon has decided to completely redesign the structure of the show — cutting live shows from ten weeks to six, introducing even more star guests, and adding eliminations on both Saturday and Sunday nights to keep a steady flow of excitement.
This story originally appeared on heatworld.