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Lauren Silverman sports elegant Bardot dress as she attends close friend’s wedding

Lauren Silverman made a rare public appearance without Simon Cowell on Saturday evening as she attended close friend Nigel Hall’s wedding at Claridge’s Hotel.

The 41-year old looked suitably elegant in a black bardot dress while making an entrance at the central London venue, where she was joined by a host of celebrity guests.

Strappy heels added to her look, while distinctive chandelier earrings gave the overall ensemble a tasteful flourish.

Going solo: Lauren Silverman made a rare public appearance without Simon Cowell on Saturday evening as she attended close friend Nigel Hall’s wedding at Claridge’s Hotel

Lauren was expected to attend the wedding alongside Cowell, who was originally selected to act as best man for Hall, the Global head of TV for Syco. 

However the music mogul was forced to pull out due to a sudden illness, resulting in comedian and actor Bradley Walsh taking his place.

Other guests on hand to watch Hall exchange vows with stunning bride  Francesca included Amanda Holden, Cheryl and Piers Morgan.

Looking good: The 41-year old looked suitably elegant in a black bardot dress while making an entrance at the central London venue, where she was joined by a host of celebrity guests

Looking good: The 41-year old looked suitably elegant in a black bardot dress while making an entrance at the central London venue, where she was joined by a host of celebrity guests

In attendance: Amanda Holden and Cheryl were also on hand top celebrate Hall's wedding to bride Francesca on Saturday evening

In attendance: Amanda Holden and Cheryl were also on hand top celebrate Hall's wedding to bride Francesca on Saturday evening

In attendance: Amanda Holden and Cheryl were also on hand top celebrate Hall’s wedding to bride Francesca on Saturday evening 

Setback: Lauren was expected to attend the wedding alongside Cowell, but the music mogul was forced to pull out after suffering a sudden illness

Setback: Lauren was expected to attend the wedding alongside Cowell, but the music mogul was forced to pull out after suffering a sudden illness

Lauren’s latest appearance comes as Cowell continues to juggle working as a judge on The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

It comes as speculation continues to mount on who he will be bringing along to the much-anticipated Judges Houses.

Rumours recently began to swirl that Simon will be joined at his Malibu abode by Lauren as well as several of his exes, along with 50 other celebrity guests.

Finishing touches:  Strappy heels added to her look, while distinctive chandelier earrings gave the overall ensemble a tasteful flourish

Finishing touches:  Strappy heels added to her look, while distinctive chandelier earrings gave the overall ensemble a tasteful flourish

Other reported stars on the episode, which will air next month, include American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest.

A source told The Mirror: ‘Simon really had people who know what the X Factor is in a singer.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Simon and The X Factor for further comment.

Special guest: Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was seen making an exit later that night

Special guest: Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was seen making an exit later that night

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