8. Jan, 2018


"The tweet that threatens to end Mr Young’s appointment stems from 2009, when Cowell was filmed in Kenya with children scavenging from a rubbish dump to survive. The pop mogul called it ‘hell on Earth’.

A female Twitter user tweeted she had ‘gone through 5 boxes of Kleenex’ watching the harrowing scenes. Minutes later, just after midnight, Young tweeted a sarcastic and sick response, saying: ‘Me Too, I havn’t [sic] w***** so much in ages.’

Mr Young told The Mail on Sunday last night he had ‘no recollection’ of posting the tweet."

Theresa May was last night engulfed in a row over obscene tweets sent by her controversial new university tsar – casting a huge shadow over her imminent Cabinet reshuffle.