Simon Cowell appears to suffer very rude wardrobe faux pas on X Factor

He normally exudes coolness as he sits in his X-Factor chair, whether at Wembley stadium or in the comfort of his home. But Simon Cowell's relaxed nature got the better of him on Saturday night, when he appeared to suffer an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during the judges' houses stage of the competition.The media mogul, 56, listened to contestants while sitting between Mel B and Emma Bunton on his sofa with one leg folded up against the other.

Simon Cowell appears to suffer very rude wardrobe faux pas on X Factor

But his position promoted a Twitter outburst as viewers mistook his bare toe for a rather different body part.One commented: 'Has @SimonCowell had a wardrobe malfunction or is he enjoying these auditions a bit too much ? #XFactor.'

Another then wrote: 'So.... #SimonCowell has had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction #XFactor2016 #Xfactor #JudgesHouses.'

Simon caused controversy with his comments about 17-year-old finalist Samantha Lavery - claiming the music mogul went too far with his decision to ask the Scottish beauty to take off her make-up.