Simon Cowell has revealed he’s heard One Direction’s new album Take Me Home, branding the lads’ latest offering “fantastic.”

Simon posted on Twitter to praise One Direction. The music mogul tweeted: “I heard most of the new one direction album today. It really is a fantastic album. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”

Simon added: “When you hear or see something you have been a part of which is fantastic you realise how important your partners are. I am very lucky.”

The boys shot to fame on his singing competition show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010 and are signed to his SyCo record label.