LONDON, ENGLAND: Simon Cowell said in an unearthed video clip from a Top Gear performance in 2007 that he “ages very well” and “looks superb”. The 63-year-old music mogul, who was 48 at the time, continued by poking fun at broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson, 62, for “needing” Botox and a facelift.
His drastically altered facial features, most notably his defaced appearance in a Britain’s Got Talent advert, have recently raised concerns. His comments came during a sit-down interview on the BBC car series, when the presenter asked about his availability to judge The X Factor, the Daily Mail reports. Simon replied, “Shall I tell you why you couldn’t? Because I age pretty well and you don’t.”
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Simon replied, “No, you do! You need botox, you need a face lift. Jeremy joked, trying to laugh at the remarks with self-deprecating comments: “I look in the mirror and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know I’m falling to pieces, but I don’t care.'” Simon argued, “No, I don’t think so. I think I look good,” to which Jeremy agreed, “You look good,” and Simon continued, “No, I know I do, and we do.” are the same age!” When Jeremy maintained his poise and said, “I don’t care,” a surprised Simon parried, “You have to do it.” The station then asked the audience in the studio, “Should I care? to which they replied, “No.” Simon concluded, “That’s why you couldn’t come on my show.”
More recently, the record company boss caused a stir with his “unrecognizable” look at the Royal Variety performance, which was caught on camera on December 2 and broadcast on ITV the following month. The TV magnate had enhanced features, an exceptionally smooth complexion and white teeth that made him impossible to recognize. He also sparked concern from fans with his visibly altered appearance in a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ promo. Simon recently admitted he’s taken his love for Botox too far and that his latest procedure made him look like “something out of a horror show.”
The talent event organizer claimed he quit when his odd appearance sent his eight-year-old son Eric into fits of laughter. The 44-year-old partner of former X Factor judge Lauren Silverman, with whom he has a son, said he stopped using face fillers as a result.
He said: “There was a phase where everyone got their faces pumped with this and that.” He admitted: “I saw a picture of me from ‘before’ the other day and didn’t recognize it as me at first.” The TV personality recently took a more natural approach, explaining, “I don’t have any filler on my face now. Zero.”