Simon Cowell, one of the most famous faces in the world of television, first became famous for hosting the popular ‘X Factor’ series. Since then, he has stayed in the public eye with frequent TV appearances and now owns a fashion line that is worth over £100 million.
The 66-year-old has always been proud of his figure and has never shied away from showing off his toned physique. However, in recent years he has put on a considerable amount of weight that he refuses to talk about. While he has been spotted in a bikini on several occasions, he has never publicly acknowledged his weight loss journey.
Here, we examine the evidence that Simon Cowell has lost a significant amount of weight and why he has decided to go public with it.
Evidence Of Simon’s Weight Loss
Firstly, Simon has been spotted wearing loose clothing that does not cling to his body. When he was first spotted wearing swimwear in 2017, fans recognised the designer and asked who it was. When he was later seen in a white shirt and black jeans, even more people took notice.
In a 2010 episode of ‘The Choice,’ a show that compares the fiercest celebrity feuds, one of the guests opens up about her experience of battling obesity. When the interviewer comments that she looks great, the guest replies: “Thanks, I’ve been working hard at losing weight.”
While Simon has always been proud of his looks, the weight gain can be traced back to a series of unfortunate events. In 2016, he opened up about his struggle with depression and anxiety, revealing that he had been taking medication to help him cope.
“It’s been hard. I’ve been through a lot over the last few years,” he told The Sunday Mirror. “I’ve opened up about [my weight] because I want to encourage people to talk to doctors if they’re struggling.”
After the ‘X Factor’ reboot in 2017, Simon was immediately spotted wearing loose clothing and, at the last count, he was wearing 26 different pieces of clothing that he described as “baggy chic.” In 2018, he was seen wearing 14 different outfits, including a white bikini that looked like a two-piece swimsuit, a black bikini, and a red swim suit. While he has kept relatively quiet about his weight loss, it seems that he has not been afraid to show off his toned figure.
Why Has Simon Not Liked To Talk About His Weight Loss?
There are a number of reasons why Simon has not spoken about his weight loss publicly. First, he does not want to damage his image. The television and music world is a small one and having a weight issue will undoubtedly cause him to be talked about behind his back. Second, he does not want to appear weak and has always wanted to be seen as a strong male figure.
Finally, he does not want people to make too much of his weight loss. Since declaring that he was going to lose weight and keep his family and friends close to him, he has kept a remarkably low profile. He has never posted about his diet or exercise on social media, and rarely gives interviews about his wellness regime. He occasionally flashes his abs on social media, but rarely talks about his weight loss.
While we may never know the full extent of Simon’s weight loss, we can see that he is a very happy man. In 2017 he said that he has never felt better and is looking forward to a long, healthy life.