Simon Cowell says being an estate agent was ‘most miserable’ time of his life

Simon Cowell has revealed that he was an estate agent for eight months — and says it was the most miserable time of his life.

The X Factor judge made the revelation in a radio interview with Professor Jonathan Shalit.

Cowell, 57, said: “After I left the music industry I was an estate agent for eight months. And I can honestly say it was the most miserable eight months of my life.

“I worked for this really snotty company in Mayfair who hated me and I hated them, and I was so upset that my mum actually said to me, ‘I’ve never seen you so depressed’.

“Luckily I was offered a job back at the music publishing company. I’m glad I tried it because it was horrible.”

Do any of our readers have any idea who this “snotty” estate agent might have been?

And can anyone recollect Simon Cowell on the mean streets of Mayfair vainly trying to think of something nice to say about houses and almost certainly not succeeding?

Do tell!


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  1. Property Personnel

    His brother, on the other hand, has had a very successful career in property.

  2. AgencyInsider

    I have a vision of the young Cowell in his sharp suit – with the waistband somewhere near his armpits. Urgh.

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