Simon Cowell has hired extra staff in a bid to protect the show and it’s contestants in the light of what happened to Kim Kardashian West.

The X Factor judge, who was a victim of a robbery himself last year, revealed: “You have to nowadays. It’s just gone a bit nuts. There’s a really dark side out there and Christ you’ve got to be careful.”

He has also advised celebrities to curb their social media posts in light of the robbery in France.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I think it’s always good to communicate with your fans but try not to be impulsive. Christ, you’ve got to be careful.

“There are a lot of people out there who just want to write negative things. So don’t empower them and don’t read them.”

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