SIMON COWELL returns to X-Factor: Celebrity edition tonight and the English talent show judge looks unrecognisable after losing over a stone – and he credits one thing for his weight loss.
Simon Cowell, 59, is an English television music and talent show judge, businessman, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur. Simon has recently shown off his incredible trim physique – and he credits one thing for his weight loss.
Simon looks better than ever after dropping over a stone and he has shown off his incredibly fit physique on X-Factor: Celebrity, with the judge gracing British television screens every Saturday, but how did the music mogul lose weight?
Simon is best known for being the producer and judge on a series of talent shows including Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and now spin-off show X-Factor: Celebrity edition.
Each week Simon appears on British television screens with his quick wit and his often funny remarks and expressions.
Businessman Simon Cowell has recently been at the source of media attention after he had claimed that he dropped over a stone by restricting his life and taking control of his diet.
This comes after the celebrity judge revealed he was hospitalised in 2017 for low blood pressure.
The father-of-one was then urged to consult with a weight-loss professional who urged him to make some drastic changes to his life and diet.
Speaking to Extra TV, Simon said: “I went to see this guy who’s very well-known. And he said to me, after doing some blood work, ‘You can’t have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread or gluten’.
“He told me my diet was appalling and I had to cut out fatty foods and certain drinks.”
Previously, the television personality revealed that alcohol was another factor that he had to cut back on, which, to the surprise of Simon, was much easier than expected.
“It was easier than I thought,” Simon said. “Part of the reason I did it was ’cause [my son] Eric is five this year. I realised that if I didn’t sort myself out physically, I wouldn’t be able to catch up with him.”
In an interview with Access Hollywood, he revealed: “The secret is don’t follow one of the fad diets.
“You just got to cut out the obvious. And once you get used to it, you feel better – my memory’s better, I feel better.
“I didn’t find it difficult. I can still drink beer, so I’m happy.”
What’s more, the producer appears to choose carefully when he does drink.
Previously when Simon was spotted with his partner, Lauren Silverman, he clutched onto a low-calorie lager, showing he is taking his health seriously.
Simon and Lauren became a couple in 2013 and have been together ever since.
They have a five-year-old son, Eric, who was born on Valentine’s Day in 2014.
Speaking about the first few weeks on his new diet plan, the star revealed that it was difficult in the beginning.
“I could see the difference. Cutting out sugar made a massive difference. The first few weeks were difficult, but then I actually stopped craving sugar.
Simon Cowell denied having had a gastric band surgery, speaking to Closer Magazine, Simon said: “People have said: ‘Oh, he’s had a gastric band fitted’ – but I haven’t.
“If I had, I would admit to it. This diet is all about what you put into your body.”
Alongside his diet change, the entrepreneur incorporates exercise into his daily routine.
In 2011, Simon revealed: “I’ll do 500 push-ups a day religiously, and if I can, I like to have a workout.”
As well as this, Simon enjoys going on walks, bike rides and lifting weights in order to keep in shape.