Simon Cowell has denied rumours that he will wed make-up artist Mezghan Hussainy this summer, according to the papers.

The News Of The World reports that the Britain’s Got Talent mogul wants to focus on launching the US version of The X Factor before he and his fiancee tie the knot.

And with that show due to debut in Autumn 2011, that could mean it will be another two years before the 50-year-old finally walks down the aisle.

“He won’t be getting married this year,”his friend Nigel Lythgoe told the paper, “and he doesn’t need to rush into it anyway.”

“Simon has a lot to do. He has to prepare himself for the American X Factor, to try to create the biggest show there, and he’ll be fully focused.”

The news comes despite speculation that Simon’s mum Julie had been helping him plan four separate wedding receptions – in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Barbados and the mogul’s home town of Brighton.

However Nigel added that the delay could also be down to Simon having pre-wedding nerves.

“Maybe he’s just gearing himself up,” he said. “He hasn’t really known Mezghan for that long. But she was my make-up artist for six years and she and Simon are a good fit. They can make fun of each other.”