Simon Cowell's Surprise Intruder of the Day

Simon Cowell's Surprise Intruder of the Day
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Over the weekend, Simon Cowell suffered quite a scare when he discovered a woman had broken into his home with the help of a brick.

Saturday night, Cowell was about to watch himself on television (of course) in his west London mansion when he heard a loud noise. The X Factor star rushed upstairs to investigate and found Leanne Zaloumis standing in his bathroom with a brick.

The woman, thought to be an over-zealous fan, had come in through a window. She was detained by Cowell's security team until police arrived.

The 29-year-old was charged with aggravated burglary and is set to appear in court today.

"It was very frightening for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie," said Cowell's rep, Max Clifford.