Jake Quickenden calls Simon Cowell 'hero' after I'm A Celebrity dig

Published Monday, Dec 15 2014, 08:06 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Jake Quickenden cosied up to Simon Cowell at last night's X Factor finale proving there are no hard feelings after Simon's I'm A Celebrity dig last week.

Former X Factor contestant Jake posted a picture of himself and Simon to Twitter on Sunday night alongside the simple caption: "He's a hero."

Jake Quickenden poses with Simon Cowell at X Factor 2014 finale, Wembley Arena, 14 December 2014

© Twitter / @jakequickenden

Jake tweeted this photo from the X Factor finale.

Clearly then, he didn't take Simon's comments to heart…

During a media press conference last week, music mogul Simon appeared to make a jibe at Jake's recent appearance on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

After being eliminated in week three, Jake flew to Australia to join the ITV jungle show, finishing runner-up.

Simon remarked in the press conference: "I think with any competition, if you don't want to win, that tells me you haven't got that killer instinct to do well in the real world.

"If you're happy to come fourth or tenth and end up in the jungle...

"We want people on this show who want to be recording artists in the real world. That's just the way it is. He's a nice guy, but he could of gone into the jungle first and then have come on the show."

Jake Quickenden appears on X Factor finale 2014


Jake returned to X Factor last night for the Top 16 performance.

I'm A Celebrity: Jake Quickenden told off for urinating in the jungle, 27 November 2014


Jake became a household name in the recent series of I'm A Celebrity.

We're not 100 per cent sure Jake could have gone in the jungle first because surely you already need to be a celebrity to be on I'm A Celebrity?!

Anyways, it seems there's no hard feelings between Jake and Simon – in fact, look how happy Simon looks in that picture!

Although he had every reason to be happy: his two acts were in the final and no matter who won, Simon came out a winner!

In the end, it was van driver Ben Haenow who scopped victory over bookies' favourite Fleur East. His winner's single 'Something I Need' is available to download now.

Jake, meanwhile, was back on X Factor last night to join the Final 16 for the opening performance.

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