Jumping on the opportunity to name and shame her boss, funny girl Cheryl Cole couldn't help but let everyone know Simon had been missing from today's judging panel.
Uploading a snap of herself with her fellow X Factor judges, Mel B and Louis Walsh, the Geordie beauty cheekily poked fun at Simon's absence.
Captioning her picture, she wrote: "The judging line up for the day.. Man down!!! #wheresSimon ?! #whereswally"
Serves him right for being late, 'ey Cheryl!
Earlier today, we revealed that Simon may take a step back from TV to focus on baby Eric, but it turns out the music mogul hasn't started just yet as he was in fact just running a tad behind schedule.
Simon kept the other judges waiting as he was last to arrive to today's auditions, but now having arrived day two of the X Factor is now well underway with all four judges settled into their seats.
Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl made her official return to The X Factor yesterday as auditions kicked off in Manchester at the Emirates Stadium, Old Trafford.
Continuing her style streak, Cheryl looked flawless and fabulous today wearing a white sleeveless blazer and black trousers, styling her ombre locks in loose curls.
And former Spice Girl Mel B, who was only confirmed last week as the new X Factor judge, made sure she looked just as sharp as Cheryl in a blue snakeskin halter dress.
As for Louis, his staple shirt and jacket combo was just as dapper as always!
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