Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell is moving to a $8.8 million (GBP5.5 million) six-bedroom mansion in West London's plush Holland Park district.

The caustic-tongued media mogul has sold his $5.6 million (GBP3.5 million) house located only a few streets away from the new address, which remains secret for fear of over-zealous fans.

A source tells London newspaper THE EVENING STANDARD, "Simon's new address is top secret as he is worried about fans hanging around outside.

"It has been completely refurbished and has first-class security and a garage for his Aston Martin."

The TV star is also looking for a new home in Los Angeles, where he films American Idol.

21/08/2003 17:11