Simon Cowell makes admission after walking X-Factor star down the aisle

-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)

Simon Cowell has said he felt "emotional" and "quite nervous" walking former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan down the aisle.

Musician Lucy, 32, tied the knot with her wedding photographer partner, Emilia Smith, in a ceremony earlier in the month. They announced their engagement in March.

Speaking to Hello magazine, Simon said: "I was very honoured to be asked to walk Lucy down the aisle. I considered it a very big deal. As soon as she asked me, I said 'yes'. On the day I was actually quite nervous because I've never been asked before. And then very proud and happy and emotional."

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Lucy and Simon first met when she auditioned for X Factor in 2012. Simon added: "The best way of describing our relationship is that it feels like we've been friends for life. Being asked to walk her down the aisle made me realise the significance and importance of that role.

"And throughout the day, I was thinking even though it's been a relatively short time, we do feel like family, and we share a very special bond."

Lucy wore a white three-piece suit to the ceremony. On the day, she was seen wiping away tears as she held onto Simon's arm. She said: "Simon and I were standing outside the door and my song started playing. I was already crying, and Simon definitely had a tear in his eye.

"I was linking arms with him but then I realised I was holding on to his arm. He kept saying, 'You're OK, you're all right.' Then when Emilia walked in with her dad I just sobbed."

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