Simon Cowell apologized on Saturday night’s UK X Factor after making a crude sexual joke about British TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal.
Rylan is a former X Factor contestant and UK Big Brother winner who has since become a TV host for various programs. He’s out and married to an ex-cop and former Big Brother contestant.
Cowell caused gasps from the X Factor audience when, during banter on the program about front doors, he quipped to Rylan: “I thought you liked the back door.”
Cowell apologized quickly for the remark.
Rylan tweeted a statement on Sunday following the incident:
Just to clear it all up. X pic.twitter.com/GRCpRddDgx
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) October 16, 2016