As he turns 60 tomorrow, Simon Cowell actually is the person who has all of it with fame, a £325million fortune and a newfound sense of wellbeing.
However sadly he can’t have his cake and eat it on his birthday – because the food regimen he has used to lose 20lb forbids candy treats.
Nonetheless, no less than the strict regime he calls the Simon Food regimen lets him get pleasure from just a few beers.
And he can console himself additional together with his extravagant current to himself – plans for his very personal theatre in Las Vegas.
Simon mentioned: “No birthday cake. There won’t be a birthday cake however I can nonetheless drink beer, so I’m completely happy.”
Lacking out on the cake can be price it as he insists his new food regimen has given him extra power and he now feels higher than ever.
Simon mentioned: “I went on this food regimen and it has labored and I really feel higher. It hasn’t been troublesome for me however the distinction I really feel in 12 months is unbelievable – mentally as properly.
“Reminiscence, my readability, sleeping higher, feeling higher. I imply, it truly genuinely does work and then you definately develop into very conscious of what you might be placing in your physique. So it’s optimistic.”
His well being drive additionally boosted his already robust bond together with his mini-me son, Eric.
Simon mentioned: “Eric was a giant a part of it as a result of he’s 5 and I used to be aware his power, the minute he wakes up and proper earlier than mattress, he’s everywhere.
“You need to have the ability to be with him within the day time and play sports activities with him and that was a giant a part of it as properly. And sure, it’s the neatest thing I’ve completed in years. I’m going to name it the Simon Food regimen. Positively.”
However whereas Eric has been life-changing for Simon, he and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 42, don’t plan on giving him a sibling.
Simon mentioned: “I believe he’s fairly completely happy as the one son proper now and we have now a really shut relationship, we’re like buddies.
“I tease him that he ought to audition for the present. He’s truly a very good dancer and impressionist and never a foul singer.
“He does a fairly good me and a superb Terry Seymour. Naturally, he’s humorous. However I might love for him to be in my aspect of the stage and behind the desk.
“I couldn’t think about my life now with out him, life is a lot simpler with him. I don’t get burdened about something any extra.
I would like him to be completely happy and I see the present by way of totally different eyes. I’ve modified my food regimen and waking hours so I can do all of the issues he likes.”
If Eric does be a part of him on the desk,it could be in Sin Metropolis. Simon is eyeing a theatre of his personal to develop his enterprise empire. He has confirmed that he’s working with buyers to create his personal web site in Las Vegas, constructed particularly for acts from America’s Received Expertise to carry out in.
The daring transfer would see his acts competing with star residencies like Aerosmith, Woman Gaga and Cher.
Simon, at present filming AGT in LA, mentioned: “Yeah, 100 per cent, at some stage it’ll occur.
“I believe all of it gears as much as that however it’s all about if final 12 months’s present works, if this 12 months’s present works… what 12 months’s work. However in terms of this closing, it seems like an amazing closing. We haven’t had this sort of closing in years, so if we might get the expertise constant in Vegas, we’d be loopy to not.” AGT has been the highest primetime present within the US for the previous 4 years.
Presently, winners get short-term residencies in Las Vegas – however this is able to assure a long-term venue.
One in all Simon’s largest stars is impressionist and ventriloquist Terry Fator, who gained AGT and landed his personal slot on the Mirage. London magician and comedian Piff the Magic Dragon additionally has his personal spot on the Flamingo. Subsequent week, Simon returns to the UK for the launch of Celeb X Factor – with the likes of Vinnie Jones and ex-Strictly star Brendan Cole competing.
And he insists actuality reveals are nonetheless related, saying: “You need to remind your self it’s greater than a contest, proper? We receives a commission some huge cash to do that. For these guys, generally it’s a one-shot. And the cash truly is vital.
“It could be miserable if no one did something after profitable one in every of these reveals.
“You all the time pray folks go on and have a profitable profession and the monitor file is sweet. You’re going to see plenty of good issues taking place over the subsequent few years for these peopl. The cream rises to the highest.”
In the meantime, Simon’s pal Louis Walsh poked enjoyable at his new life-style – saying his transformation was kick-started by him wanting like “Determined Dan”.
Louis, 67, mentioned: “He checked out final 12 months’s X Issue and realised he had a fats face when he solely needs a fats financial institution stability. Final 12 months, he was Determined Dan. Now he’s a unique individual. I don’t assume Simon minds getting outdated however I don’t assume he needs to look outdated. That Carly Simon music You’re So Useless was made for him. Now he appears like he did within the 80s – and nonetheless attire like that too.”
Louis additionally mentioned plans for his 60th bash sound toned down in contrast together with his 40th and 50th. Friends on the lavish occasion for Simon’s 50th at Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, included Kate Moss, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan.
Louis mentioned: “It was fairly excessive however Philip Inexperienced had organised it. This 12 months can be nothing as pretentious.
“Lauren is organising it and it will likely be extra regular with household and pals. I’ve been to all his events and I’ll be at his 100th. We’ll each be there as a result of Simon has discovered the key of everlasting youth!”
Simon axed Louis from X Issue final 12 months, together with Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne, drafting in One Course star Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams with spouse Ayda Area.
The present’s viewing figures have declined over time, from 14 million at its peak to 5 million final 12 months. However Louis is satisfied this 12 months’s celeb model will put it again on high.
Louis, who managed boy band Westlife, stays near Simon regardless of his sacking. “Simon has been good to me,” he says. “He’s given me a great deal of recommendation and a job and he’s all the time loyal. We all the time have amusing.
“We’ll be strolling on to the X Issue set and he’ll say, ‘Darling, attempt to be fascinating tonight.’ He makes me snigger a lot.”
And Louis has underlined his loyalty to his pal by calling for Simon to be given a knighthood for his birthday. He mentioned: “I can’t imagine he’s not a Sir.
“He would love the title. He deserves it. Simon may be 60 however he gained’t develop outdated gracefully. He loves life an excessive amount of.”