Simon Cowell praises Madonna's ample assets...
despite her refusal to perform at The X Factor final
Her recent shoot for Interview magazine, in which she appears topless, almost gave Kim Kardashian's campaign to break the internet a run for its money.
No doubt gaining herself a new following of admirers, Madonna can now list Simon Cowell amongst those who appreciated the risqué spread.
Sending out praise for the 56-year-old's breasts despite her refusal to perform at The X Factor final, Cowell deemed her ample assets 'great'.
In an interview with The Sun's Leigh Holmwood, Simon explained why Madonna snubbed the chance to perform on his hit show.
He said: 'If she had a record to promote she would want to go on The X Factor.'
Going off topic, Cowell added: 'But I liked her photoshoot. Great breasts!'
Having performed at the at Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012 and graced the stage at various award shows, Madonna's undoubtedly one of the world's biggest superstars.
So it's no wonder Simon was keen to get the superstar to join the line up for this weekend's X Factor final as Fluer East, Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini battle it out.
However turning down Cowell's Christmas request, according to the newspaper the icon refused his offer and apparently the Material Girl also turned her back on his appeals.
Speaking to the newspaper about the situation, a source said: 'There are very few people in the music world who Simon can't appeal to.
The informer added: 'He has made no secret of the fact that he is desperate to get Madonna on board but she just won't do it.'
Describing Madonna's refusal as a 'big blow to the final', it has also been reported that Cowell is hoping to add one more star to the line-up for this weekend's shows.
The source also asserted that Cowell was looking to bag a big international act as the four artists performing at the final are all British or Irish.