Simon Cowell was said to be “shaken up” after a 29-year-old woman with a brick allegedly broke into the entertainment mogul's London home as he was watching TV.
Police said Leanne Zaloumis allegedly broke in at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, shortly after the airing of "Britain's Got Talent," where Cowell appears as a judge.
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"Simon rushed upstairs to find out what was going on," Cowell spokesman Max Clifford told news outlets. "It came from the bathroom so he went in and there was a woman standing there holding a brick."
He said Cowell's security team detained the intruder until police arrived.
Clifford said Cowell "was shaken up" and had described the scene as "just like something out of a horror movie."
According to The Sun, Cowell's West London home is worth an estimated £9 million ($14.26 million) and boasts a hi-tech security system. Sources told the paper the suspect was an "over-zealous fan."
Zaloumis is due to appear in a London court Monday on a charge of aggravated burglary.