Katie Price’s indecent proposal to Simon Cowell

Come on, Si - she puts the ex in Sex Factor

Simon Cowell, Katie Price

by Charlotte Oliver |
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She once claimed to have had a steamy one-night stand withSimon Cowell, saying it was “the first time I’ve been in bed with a proper man”.

But while Katie Price is now hoping to rekindle her friendship with the music mogul – this time, she’s keeping it strictly professional… ish.

The former glamour model has been left reeling after a recent run of bad luck – which culminated in her being declared bankrupt last week, shortly before being ordered to pay £150k in legal costs to ex-husband Alex Reid, after showing sex tape footage of him to a TV audience.

Simon Cowell, Katie Price
Katie Price is calling in favours from Simon Cowell ©Getty

As heat reported last week, Katie’s been turning to ex-husband Peter Andre for some festive goodwill – but she’s not stopping there. According to insiders, Katie’s calling in favours from every VIP in her address book, and old fling Simon is one of the lucky chosen ones.

“Katie knows Simon loves championing an underdog,” says a source close to the 41 year old, who’s been friends with the X Factor judge for over 15 years. “She’s been texting him, telling him how hard done by she feels, and how unfair it was to lose so much cash in her court battle with Pete a few years ago, not to mention the emotional stress she’s suffered with Kieran’s cheating.

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Katie Price and Simon Cowell have been friends for over 15 years ©Getty

"She’s hoping he’ll help get her back on her feet and find a way to get the public back on her side. Katie feels as though Simon is the only person in her life who has the power to make any real difference. She thinks he’s a genius when it comes to making people stars, so he will be able to give her a helping hand as she rebuilds her empire.”

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Last week, days after the High Court declared Katie bankrupt, she posted a video to YouTube, in which she remained defiant about her situation, saying, “Everyone seems to think they know [about my finances]. But guess what? No one knows but moi, and it’s really unattractive to talk about how much money they have.”

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According to our source, Katie – who, in the same video, called herself a “MILF” and winked at the camera – is trying to relaunch her sexy public persona. And following a year of non-stop surgery, including two face lifts, an eye lift and a breast op, she’s hoping Simon will see she’s got the Sex Factor.

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Last month, Katie claims she was snubbed by Simon for The X Factor: Celebrity, “Maybe because he fancies me.” Now, we’re told, “Katie thinks she’s looking good at the moment – especially for someone who’s just been made bankrupt. She’s sent Simon some sexy pics, saying she’d make a great face for his next big TV show. Of course, it’s purely professional, but she’s hoping Simon will help her out ‘for old time’s sake’.”

But while Katie – who’s mum to Harvey, 17, Junior, 14, Princess, 12, Jett, six, and Bunny, five – desperately tries to salvage her career, she can at least rest assured that her love life is relatively more stable than her finances. According to our source, “Katie’s relying on things staying steady between her and Kris [Boyson, her on/off fiancé] over Christmas and New Year.

She can’t handle any more changes right now and she likes the stability that Kris brings her while she’s getting used to her new lifestyle. She’s having a hard time sticking to a budget, so she’s hoping Simon can pull something out of the bag by next year.”

Sorry, Simon: you’re her only hope.

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