Cowell has joined a long list of celebrities - including Halle Berry, Ashlee Simpson and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - to be fooled on the show, after his American Idol colleagues Ryan Seacrest and RANDY JACKSON set him up for a fake car-jacking.
Cowell was horrified when he learned his prized $320,000 (GBP168,421) Rolls-Royce Phantom was "stolen" from outside a fake house party, causing another vehicle to crash into the house.
A source says, "Simon fell for it 100 per cent. He is fuming and plotting his revenge."
It has yet to be announced when the episode will air.12/05/2005 08:57