Simon Cowell annoyed he didn't know who Robert Pattinson's sister was

Published Thursday, Aug 28 2014, 12:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Simon Cowell has admitted he was annoyed not to be told that Robert Pattinson's sister had auditioned for X Factor.

Singer-songwriter Lizzy Pattinson chose not to use her brother's famous name when she sang for the panel during auditions earlier this summer - but Simon wishes she had!

Lizzy Pattinson. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Los Angeles Premiere- Afterparty
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Simon Cowell, The X Factor photocall, ITV
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Speaking on ITV's This Morning, head judge Simon said: "I don't like to know anything [before someone auditions]… but there was a girl that came in who turned out to be Robert Pattinson's sister.

"They [production] didn't tell us, and in fact she didn't tell us until afterwards, which was a bit annoying.

"But I don't like to know. [It's more fair that way]."

According to sources, Lizzy, 31, was determined that the panel didn't know her famous relative's identity as she wanted to succeed on her own merits.

"She didn't mention she was related to him to any judges or producers," a source told The Mirror. "It's important to her she does not fall into the trap of just becoming Rob's sister."

Now that the secret is out, however, proud brother Rob can't help gushing about his sister's talents!

"I'm so ridiculously proud of her," he's been quoted as saying. "I would never have the balls to do it in a million years. I can't believe she's done it. It's amazing."

X Factor returns for its 11th series on Saturday, 30 August on ITV1.

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