Simon Cowell "enjoyed" Bradley Walsh outselling Zayn


    The Chase‘s Bradley Walsh shocked everybody by having the bestselling debut album last year, outselling even Zayn Malik. Yes, really.

    However, it seems the surprise was a delight to Simon Cowell, who apparently congratulated the TV presenter turned crooner.

    “I just laughed when I found out,” Bradley told The Guardian his album Chasing Dreams‘ surprise success. “I thought it was hysterical. I am probably the oldest new artist Sony has ever signed.”

    He added: “Zayn’s former One Direction bandmate] Niall Horan was sending me messages, laughing his head f. And I got big congratulations from Simon Cowell. He thoroughly enjoyed it.”

    Simon and Zayn have not exactly seen eye-to-eye late, with the X Factor judge recently slamming the former One Direction star’s decision to make a TV show about a boyband.

    However, Simon’s also had a go at other members 1D in the past, so it’s all a bit a sore spot still…

    Bradley went on to discuss the secret to his success as an all-rounder, explaining: “It’s just about being an entertainer; it’s about having all those tools over the years to do all sorts: films, musicals, playing a bit piano, running a quiz show – it just becomes part the job.

    “Years ago, there were shows such as Opportunity Knocks, now it’s Britain’s Got Talent: back then, it was working men’s clubs, now it’s cruise ships.”

    He also argued that – apart from Adele and Ed Sheeran – younger artists are more focused on looking cool, and forgetting “proper old-fashioned tunes”.

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