X Factor band pranks Simon Cowell, One Direction's Niall approves!

Published Tuesday, Oct 8 2013, 13:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor acts listen up – if you were planning on getting Simon Cowell a surprise gift for his birthday then here's one idea that's already been done…

The music mogul turned 54 on 7 October and to mark the occasion, US X Factor band Fifth Harmony draped a giant birthday flag across the front gates of his LA home.

A nice gesture, you might think…

Khloe Kardashian with Fifth Harmony on The X Factor USA

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Fifth Harmony on X Factor's second series.

But the cheeky fivesome of Fifth Harmony - Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui – decided to wish Simon a happy 87TH BIRTHDAY rather than 54th. Naughty!

They also decorated some of the trees on his lawn with toilet paper.

After seeing the "gift", Simon tweeted: "Verrrrrrrrrry funnnnnny ‪@FifthHarmony."

Fifth Harmony added: "LOVE YA SIMON!!! Happy birthday."

Simon Cowell adopts two puppies, 3 October 2013

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Simon adopted two puppies for his birthday.

Plenty of people seemed to have a giggle about the prank, including One Direction's Niall Horan, who tweeted: "Good job girls! that's so funny! see ya soon ladies! Xx

The band replied: "Hahaha thanks! Miss you… WE SHOULD TP HIS HOUSE TOGETHER SOMETIME."

Simon, who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, adopted two puppies as a birthday present.

He later tweeted: "And for anyone thinking of buying a dog. Do it. They bring so much happiness into your life."