In fact, Carmen probably insisted Simon get his house healed before she set foot in there, it's the only thing that makes sense.

The mogul decided to rid his Los Angeles mansion of negative energy after a friend (Carmen) recommended he try out the strange treatment and Simon is excited about seeing the results.

He wrote on twitter: "Hello. I had someone heal my house. Strange but great. The healer brings in good energy. Someone told me about it. It takes a couple of days." I'd love to know how much that cost. I'd happily run around his house roaring "MOVE INTO THE LIGHT!" while clutching a bunch of burning sage for 50 nicker.

It was recently revealed that Simon suffered a breakdown earlier this summer as the strains of managing his working life - including The X Factor in the UK and US, Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent, and his various record labels and production companies - became too much for him. The ratings for Red Or Black was probably the straw.

Speaking with Louis Walsh at the time, Simon said "I don't want any more tablets and pills. I'm cutting out the lot, including cigarettes. I desperately need peace. I'm craving normality. I've got to work out my demons and come out of it. I have to get back to where I was years ago. I have to stop reading texts at three in the morning and making calls later and later." Louis was obviously quick to agree with his friend, and immediately offered his judicial services on X Factor USA.

Meanwhile, after a lot of contrived flirting during Britain's Got Talent, Simon has found some stress relief courtesy of Ms Electra. Someone speaking of a recent PDA in an LA eatery said: "They were getting very cosy. They were holding hands and staring into each other's eyes - and then they started making out (eeeeeeeeeeew). They were with other friends at the restaurant but didn't seem to mind... Carmen loves hanging out with Simon. They're having fun. She is getting back in the dating pool and Simon treats her very well. It's all very laid back at the moment but they are both enjoying themselves."

Plus he has access to a lot of career opportunities. Just saying.