Simon Cowell says the secret to his buff new body is 150 push-ups a day.
The music mogul, 60, has shed 4st in a year. On BGT: Unseen he tells Amanda Holden he has done press-ups “150 times before I come to work, in about three goes.”
His health kick began after low blood pressure led to a fall and hospital trip in 2017.
Along with the punishing push-ups regime, Simon drastically altered his diet.
In an exclusive interview with HOAR he revealed he’d gone vegan in a bid to get leaner.
Simon was so keen on getting healthier he cut out meat, dairy, wheat and sugar.
He said: “A friend of mine, who is a doctor, recommended speaking to an expert, and I did it on a whim.
“I was allergic to melon, so I didn’t eat it for six months, but I saw this man and he explained it and it made sense.
“Within 24 hours I changed my diet and I’ve not looked back since. You feel better, you look better.
“I cut out a lot of the stuff I shouldn’t have been eating and that was primarily meat, dairy, wheat, sugar — those were the four main things.”
Speaking to HOAR last week Simon revealed he’d managed to lose four stone in total and said he’d never felt better.
However Simon did admit he was struggling in lockdown and found it hard when his son, Eric, six, wanted to eat pizza.
He added: “I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.
“The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza . . . that’s the number one thing I miss.”