Simon Cowell DENIES having a gastric band after 20lbs weight loss

He looks amazing!

Simon Cowell

by Alex Ross |
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Earlier this month, music mogul and talent show extraordinaire Simon Cowell stepped out in America showing off the amazing results of his recent weight loss, leaving fans in shock at his slimmed-down appearance.

After losing an impressive 20lbs by taking on a vegan diet, many accused the Britain's Got Talent judge of getting a gastric band fitted, something he has now furiously denied.

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Simon Cowell showing off his 20lbs weight loss ©Simon Cowell © Getty Images

Speaking about his weight loss to Best Magazine, 59-year-old 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. It’s not the Atkins diet or anything else.”

Simon, who turns 60 in October this year, went on to reveal the reason for his drastic diet change. Admitting his doctor told him his diet was 'appalling', Simon was instructed to cut out all 'fatty foods'.

He told the publication, “Within a few weeks, I could see the difference. Cutting out sugar made a massive difference. The first few weeks were difficult, but then I stopped craving sugar. I have also found a brilliant gluten-free beer, which helps.”

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Simon Cowell pictured in 2017 ©Simon Cowell © Getty Images

Simon reportedly made the decision to turn vegan after he was diagnosed with a number of food allergies, following his shock collapse last year.

Meanwhile, fans are gearing up for the return of Britain's Got Talent this weekend, with the brand new BGT: The Champions set to hit our screens on Saturday 31st August. With Ant and Dec hosting the show, Simon will return to the BGT panel alongside pregnant Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, and Amanda Holden.

Check out all of the Britain's Got Talent: The Champions acts below:


RADIO Britain's Got Talent Champions cast stacked

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Paul Potts

The show's first-ever winner Paul Potts was an opera singer who won over audiences in 2007.

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George Sampson

Break-dancer George Sampson was just 14-years-old when he won the second series in 2008.

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Stavros Flatley

Father and son duo Demetrios Demetriou and Lagi Demetriou may not have won the show in 2009, but they won a place in viewers' hearts with their Michael Flatley-meets-Cyprus dance routine.

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Twist and Pulse

Street dancing pair Twist and Pulse - AKA Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy - came second on the show in 2010, missing out on the prize to gymnastic troupe Spelbound.

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Jai McDowall

Singer Jai McDowall won the series in 2011, having auditioned for The X Factor in 2010.

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Ashleigh and Sully

Ashleigh Butler won the show in 2012 with her dog Pudsey. Although Pudsey sadly passed away in 2017, she'll be returning with her dog Sully.

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Jack Carroll

Comedian Jack Carroll was just 14-years-old when he made it to the 2013 final with his stand-up routine, narrowly missing out to Hungarian shadow theatre group Attraction.

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Musical theatre singers Collabro won the show in 2014, although Richard Hadfield (centre) has now left the group.

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Richard Jones

Richard Jones became the first magician to win the show in the 2016 series.

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Lost Voice Guy

Comedian Lee Ridley won the show in 2018 with his incredible act using his communication aid.

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Colin Thackery

Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery won the show in 2019 for his incredible singing act.

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Ben Hart

Magician Ben Hart came third in 2019 after Colin Thackery won, but judge David Walliams called him the "living embodiment of magic."

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions airs on ITV on Saturday 31st August.

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