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Sinitta hand delivers Simon Cowell a hairy chest 60th birthday cake

He abruptly cancelled his 60th birthday dinner earlier this week just days before he was set to host the exclusive party at a west London restaurant. 

Yet Simon Cowell’s ex and close friend Sinitta brought the celebrations to him as she hand delivered an elaborate birthday cake to The X Factor: Celebrity studios on Saturday.

The music mogul, 60, was greeted with a jovial cake featuring a bare hairy chest with a six-pack, unbuttoned white shirt and high-waisted black trousers in a nod at his signature look.  

Celebration cake: Simon Cowell’s ex and close friend Sinitta brought the celebrations to him as she hand delivered an elaborate birthday cake to The X Factor: Celebrity studios on Saturday

Sinitta, 54, grinned as she brought the cake to the music mogul alongside her friend Dr Vincent Wong.

The pair posed with the cake after taking the lid off the box in order to offer a glimpse of the bizarre celebration treat inside.

Sinitta donned a little black dress for the occasion, teaming the skimpy ensemble with bold blue snakeskin boots.

Beauty: Sinitta donned a little black dress for the occasion, teaming the skimpy ensemble with bold blue snakeskin boots

Beauty: Sinitta donned a little black dress for the occasion, teaming the skimpy ensemble with bold blue snakeskin boots

Fun: Sinitta, 54, grinned as she brought the cake to the music mogul alongside her friend Dr Vincent Wong (pictured)

Fun: Sinitta, 54, grinned as she brought the cake to the music mogul alongside her friend Dr Vincent Wong (pictured)  

Dr Wong, who helped her launch a skincare range, wore a lilac suit as he carried the cake with Sinitta.

Meanwhile, Simon continued with his jam-packed work schedule just days after cancelling on celebrity guests who had intended to fly from all over the world to celebrate his birthday at Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, on Wednesday night.

Simon and his partner, Lauren Silverman, 42, sent out cancellations just days before the birthday extravaganza, citing ‘scheduling conflicts’.

Chest cake: Sinitta clutched a  jovial cake featuring a bare hairy chest with a six-pack, unbuttoned white shirt and high-waisted black trousers in a nod at his signature look

Chest cake: Sinitta clutched a  jovial cake featuring a bare hairy chest with a six-pack, unbuttoned white shirt and high-waisted black trousers in a nod at his signature look

Party treat: The pair posed with the cake after taking the lid off the box in order to offer a glimpse of the strange-looking celebration treat inside

Party treat: The pair posed with the cake after taking the lid off the box in order to offer a glimpse of the strange-looking celebration treat inside

Friends: Dr Wong, who helped Sinitta launch a skincare range, wore a lilac suit as he carried the elaborate cake

Friends: Dr Wong, who helped Sinitta launch a skincare range, wore a lilac suit as he carried the elaborate cake

Instead of celebrating his big day, the television personality would rather focus on the current celebrity series of The X Factor, which has suffered disappointing ratings thus far. 

A spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: ‘The decision was made to postpone the dinner.

‘Simon’s priority is his incredibly busy work schedule over the next month and this, of course, includes the current series of The X Factor as well as other TV and music projects.’

Cancelled: Meanwhile, Simon continued with his jam-packed work schedule just days after cancelling his 60th birthday party  (pictured with Lauren Silverman on Monday)

Cancelled: Meanwhile, Simon continued with his jam-packed work schedule just days after cancelling his 60th birthday party  (pictured with Lauren Silverman on Monday) 

Event: The music mogul, who turned 60 on October 7, had celebrity guests flying from all over the world to celebrate his milestone at Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, on Wednesday night

Event: The music mogul, who turned 60 on October 7, had celebrity guests flying from all over the world to celebrate his milestone at Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, on Wednesday night

Simon, who celebrated his actual October 7 birthday with a small dinner in LA earlier this month, is said to be rearranging his party for early December, when The X Factor has wrapped.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon’s focus is solely on work for now. It’s no secret Simon is a workaholic and he always strives to improve everything he’s involved in.

‘He also doesn’t want people hungover on Thursday and would rather the focus is purely on work – and of course the upcoming shows – rather than celebrating his 60th.

Location: Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, where Simon's 60th party was due to take place

Location: Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, where Simon’s 60th party was due to take place 

‘His actual birthday was earlier this month anyway – and he had a small dinner in LA. So he’s just decided this bigger dinner can wait until December when work starts to calm down.’

The last-minute cancellation is said to have thrown the plans of many of the mogul’s A-list friends into chaos, with numerous guests flying to London for the event. 

A second source told MailOnline: ‘Simon had planned a suitably extravagant event for his 60th and had guests flying in from all over the world to celebrate.

‘Cancelling just days before has really thrown people’s plans up into the air.’

Cancelled: Simon and his partner, Lauren Silverman, 42, sent out cancellations just days before the birthday extravaganza, citing 'scheduling conflicts' (pictured in July)

Cancelled: Simon and his partner, Lauren Silverman, 42, sent out cancellations just days before the birthday extravaganza, citing ‘scheduling conflicts’ (pictured in July)

Simon and Lauren sent guests a cancellation on Tuesday, just one day before the celebration, it read: ‘Dear all, I am so sorry but this dinner is cancelled/postponed. (sic) 

‘Scheduling conflicts unfortunately are prohibiting us from having this dinner at this time. (sic)

‘We will keep you posted as to when it will be rescheduled for. Thank you for understanding, Lauren and Simon.’ (sic)

Simon’s 60th birthday bash was due to take place at the intimate Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 30 October.  

Rearranging: Simon, who celebrated his actual birthday with a small dinner in LA in October, is said to be rearranging his party for December (the original invite is pictured)

Rearranging: Simon, who celebrated his actual birthday with a small dinner in LA in October, is said to be rearranging his party for December (the original invite is pictured) 

La Famiglia has hosted stars from around the world, with the likes of Princess Margaret, Brigitte Bardot and Michael Caine dining at the Chelsea eatery over the years.

The Italian restaurant, based in Chelsea, has several Tuscan delicacies on the menu, including angel hair egg pasta with truffle oil and Parmesan, and thinly sliced veal with tuna mayonnaise.

La Famiglia states on its website that lunch with a starter, main and wine for two is priced at roughly £80.

Simon celebrated his 60th with a small dinner with partner Lauren, son Eric, five, and some of his closest friends at celebrity hotspot Nobu in Malibu on his birthday on October 7. 

Hot spot: La Famiglia has hosted stars from around the world, with the likes of Princess Margaret, Brigitte Bardot and Michael Caine dining at the Chelsea eatery over the years

Hot spot: La Famiglia has hosted stars from around the world, with the likes of Princess Margaret, Brigitte Bardot and Michael Caine dining at the Chelsea eatery over the years

The music mogul partied hard during the long dinner, emerging with a huge smile on his face before he accepted a bottle of wine from photographers for the ride home. 

At the event, Simon was also joined by partner Lauren’s son Adam, his Britain’s Got Talent co-star Alesha Dixon, 41, his ex and close friend Terri Seymour, 47, and America’s Got Talent co-star Howie Mandel, 63.

Simon’s cancellation comes after he made an appearance with partner Lauren at Monday’s Pride of Britain Awards. 

The X Factor judge continued to display his considerably slimmer frame after losing 20lbs thanks to adopting a strict vegan lifestyle earlier this year.

Pals: Simon celebrated his 60th with a small dinner with partner Lauren, son Eric, five, and ex and close friend Terri Seymour, 47, at Nobu in Malibu on his birthday on October 7

Pals: Simon celebrated his 60th with a small dinner with partner Lauren, son Eric, five, and ex and close friend Terri Seymour, 47, at Nobu in Malibu on his birthday on October 7

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