Simon Cowell has revealed his new trim look ahead of this year’s X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
The music mogul was posing on the America’s Got Talent quarter-final red carpet, sporting a grey sweater, glowing tan, pearly white veneers and noticeably baggier trousers than usual.
This caused a lot of fans to speak out on Twitter about his weight loss and speculate the reasons for it.
Simon has always been fairly trim, but according to ex-girlfriend Sinitta, he had started to ‘let himself go’.
Speaking on Lorraine , Sinitta explained what she had said to Simon that sparked him into action.
Speaking in the clip from her bed, she said: “I just whispered in his ear, baby I am really sorry to say this but I love you so much and I’ve got to do this.
“You’re too handsome, you’re too fabulous to let yourself go like this.
“I had my arms around him because we were hugging, but I just grabbed him a little bit around the love handles on the waist, and his little cheeks and said, ‘I just want you to be healthy and look good and feel good. This is not you and you need to address this’.”
But Sinitta also feared her words would make Simon go the other way and lose too much weight.
However, Simon has now revealed how he lost a stone and half when speaking to Extra’s Terri Seymour.
He told the entertainment website: “New diet. 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.’ I’m thinking, ‘What about alcohol?’”
Simon added: “And he said, ‘Maybe not quite as much as you had before.’ And I did it and I stuck to it and it’s easy.”
Back in 2017, Simon, 59, reportedly suffered a health scare after passing out from low blood pressure and was subsequently rushed to hospital.
It’s reported this health scare caused him to look at his health for the sake of his five-year-old son Eric.
Speaking about his son’s diet, Simon said: “Apart from ice cream, he actually likes water, eats all his raw vegetables. I’m on the Eric Cowell diet.”