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Simon Cowell Doesn't Know if One Direction is Done for Good

Simon Cowell flies into the wind while riding a jet-ski during vacation on Tuesday (August 25) in Capri, Italy.

The 55-year-old X Factor UK judge recently opened up about One Direction‘s split and whether he thinks it will be permanent.

“I don’t know if they’re going to split up to be honest with you, Simon told Yahoo UK. “Even though they were young, that was a grueling schedule and after a while I could see they were exhausted so when they asked how I felt about it I said for them to do whatever they want. I’ve known for a while that they were going to take 2016 off, and they had to on their workload.”

He continued, “I said, ‘Make your own decisions, I hope you stay together but you’ve got to want to do it for yourselves.’ But they’re smart guys and they’ll work it out.”

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Simon Cowell Sports a Scruffy Gray Beard at 'X Factor UK'

Simon Cowell stops to pose on the red carpet while arriving at the press launch of The X Factor UK held at the Picturehouse Central on Wednesday evening (August 26) in London, England.

The 55-year-old judge, who rocked a serious beard that night, was joined by hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, as well as fellow judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

“One down… Saturday to go!! Not long till you see it… Can’t wait to hear what you think!! 😁,” Olly tweeted.

In case you didn’t know, he was the runner-up in the sixth season of the show!

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Rita Ora & Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Get Ride From Olly Murs To 'X Factor' Auditions

Rita Ora gets edgy in a one-armed pinstriped suit for the X Factor auditions after arriving at Wembley Arena in London on Tuesday afternoon (July 21).

The 24-year-old “Poison” singer stepped out on the red carpet after getting a ride from co-host Olly Murs with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The other host, Caroline Flack, drove Simon Cowell and Nick Grimshaw in another car.

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“3′s not always a crowd @cherylofficial @ritaora,” Olly captioned on Instagram with a pic of the three inside the vehicle. Check it out below!

FYI: Rita wore a Jean Paul Gaultier suit.

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Rita Ora Gets Ready For More 'X Factor' Auditions!

Rita Ora strikes a pose on the red carpet at the X Factor auditions held at the SSE Arena at Wembley on Sunday (July 19) in London, England.

The 24-year-old entertainer was joined by judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, plus co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, along with Simon Cowell.

The night before, Rita posed backstage at Radio City Summer Live 2015 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

“Casual Sunday with my new family @TheXFactor @SimonCowell @CherylOfficial @RitaOra @grimmers @carolineflack1″ Olly tweeted during the event.

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Simon Cowell Gave Louis Tomlinson Advice After Baby News: 'Man Up'

Simon Cowell is opening up about talking to Louis Tomlinson after the news broke that he would be having a child with his friend Briana Jungwirth.

“I said to him, ‘You man up,’” the 55-year-old music producer told The Sun. “‘You’re fortunate because you’re in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that.’”

“But I also told him, ‘I’ve received bad calls in my life but this is not one of them,’” Simon continued. “This is your business but I’m here for you.’ He didn’t kill anyone. He got someone pregnant. It happens every day all over the world. Again, Louis has got great family around him and, look, it’s a plus, not a negative.”

Louis and Briana‘s baby is due next year and he wants to be a “hands-on dad.”

Rita Ora Shares 'Best Simon Cowell Photo Of All Time' During 'X Factor' Auditions

Rita Ora gets colorful on the carpet as she arrives at Wembley Arena for X Factor auditions on Thursday afternoon (July 16) in London, England.

The 24-year-old “Poison” songstress was joined by judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, plus co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs and Rochelle Humes.

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Rita took to Instagram during the auditions to share a cool pic of the judging panel.

“This is by far the best Simon Cowell photograph of all time. Gotta love him. Great auditions today London! See you tomorrow! @cherylofficial @nicholasgrimshaw,” she captioned.

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Simon Cowell Reacts to 'American Idol' Cancellation News

Simon Cowell has just released a statement after American Idol was cancelled.

“We had a blast! Me, Paula [Abdul], Randy [Jackson], Ryan [Seacrest] – and not forgetting Brian. Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amazing artists. Fox took a risk on a brand new show and I want to thank them for giving us the opportunity. They really were great times,” the former American Idol judge shared to People.

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If you don’t remember, Simon exited the show in January 2010 after being a judge for eight years.

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