Simon Cowell wants 'conversation' with burglars

SIMON Cowell wants to "have a conversation" with the burglars who broke into his home.

The 56-year-old music mogul was sleeping upstairs in the £35 million property with his partner Lauren Silverman and their 21-month-old son Eric when robbers raided their house on December 4 and now the 'X Factor' judge wants a face-to-face meeting with those responsible.

He explained: "One hundred per cent I'd like to meet the guy. If we found him I'd want to have a conversation with him. I don't want to say too much right now because I am angry. As a dad you have to realise the ­psychological damage it does having ­someone you don't know in your home 3ft away from your little boy.

"What would have happened if he had woken up? I don't want to feel too much like a victim here because this happens to thousands of people every, bloody day.

"I have three dogs and they didn't make a sound. They're usually always barking but they chose not to at that time. Now I have dogs that bark."

And fellow 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has revealed she has ramped up security since finding out about the break in.

She is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "I had a serious security system before but I've laser beams now so they have no need coming to mine. I had them installed after hearing what happened to Simon. It really is serious. I'm not talking any chances.

"Even when I am not in the house I have people in there sometimes. I also have chihuahuas who bark a lot. They sound a lot bigger than they are."