SIMON Cowell is on a mission to turn back the clock and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The telly mogul, who turned 60 this week, looks so different thanks to his vegan diet and healthy living that Madame Tussauds has spruced up his waxwork.
Simon Cowell’s waxwork figure has undergone a makeover to match his new look
The Blackpool branch has smoothed out the wrinkles, slimmed his waistline and glossed over the grey in his hair, kitting him out in a platinum sequined jacket.
The results are…well, terrifying. And almost enough to send Simon back to his old ways.
A source at the attraction said: Simons transformation has been a massive talking point.
The simple fact is he doesn’t look anything like his old waxwork. So to mark his 60th, hes had a showbiz makeover, with outfit to match.
A source at Madame Tussauds says Simon’s transformation has been a massive talking point and ‘the simple fact is he doesn’t look anything like his old waxwork’
Simon is reckoned to have lost a stone and a half over the summer.
He changed his lifestyle after collapsing down a flight of stairs at home in 2017.
Matthew Titherington, the general manager of Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: We wanted to do something special to celebrate one of our most popular wax figures and his big birthday, along with his recent real-life image overhaul.
Simon is adored by our visitors and we are excited to change our Festival Fields into a dedicated place where visitors can enjoy classic hits from the Noughties.
The museum buffed up his skin, smoothed out his wrinkles, slimmed his waistline and glossed over the grey flecks in his hair (pictured before)
Simon, who recently turned 60, puts his transformation down to his new vegan diet and healthy lifestyle
Simons youthful look has caught the eye of his old sparring partner Louis Walsh.
The Irish music boss, who is returning to The X Factor for the Celebrities spin-off, along with judges Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger, jibed: Simons got a new face, Sharon’s got a new face…this is an old face. And Nicole…ask her!
I wouldn’t dare.
His wrinkle-free look attracted the attention of fellow X Factor: Celeb judge Louis Walsh who jibed ‘Simons got a new face, Sharon’s got a new face…this is an old face’
- GWEN Stefani will collect the Fashion Icon gong at the Peoples Choice Awards in California next month. The No Doubt singer said the accolade was an incredible honour after Spice Girl turned designer Victoria Beckham picked up the award last year.
- Hollywood actor Luke Evans has confirmed my story from August that he is launching a music career, by signing to record label BMG also home to Kylie to release debut album At Last on November 22.The Welsh stars first single, Life Is A Battlefield, is out tomorrow.
- The Killers have shared what could be a tracklist for a new album online. Lead singer Brandon Flowers posted a picture on Instagram of a whiteboard with what looked liked 13 tracks written on it. They included When Dreams Run Dry, Party People and Blowback.
- Becky G will host and perform at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards next month. Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and the Jonas Brothers are nominated for gongs at the bash, which will air live from Seville at 8pm on MTV on November 3.
Sam’s got the attitude
SINCE coming out as non-binary, Sam Smith has helped change the way plenty of people think with even woke Attitude magazine altering the way it looks at gender at its annual awards.
Last night, the magazine scrapped the Man Of The Year category previously won by diver Tom Daley, journalist Evan Davis and Vogue editor Edward Enninful to award Sam its Person Of The Year gong.
Sam Smith has certainly left their mark on the music industry – and now inspired Attitude magazine to alter the way it looks at gender at its annual awards
Cheryl Tweedy attended the ceremony and presented Ava Max with the Breakthrough Award
The singer last month asked friends to use the pronoun they rather than he.
Sam was among celebs including McFly at the ceremony at Londons Roundhouse, where Dame Joan Collins won the Icon Award and Rocketmans Taron Egerton scooped the Film Award.
Sweet But Psycho singer Ava Max won the Breakthrough Award and was presented with the gong by Cheryl Tweedy.
Speaking on the red carpet, Ava said: I just cant wait to meet Sam Smith, I hope that happens. Im going to faint. Im super-excited!
Person of the Year: Sam Smith
Film Award: Taron Egerton for Rocketman
Icon Award: Dame Joan Collins
Game Changer Award: Gareth Thomas
Breakthrough Award: Ava Max
Television Award: Dr Ranj Singh
Taron Egerton scooped the Film Award for his performance in Rocketman
Boyband McFly were spotted at the event at Londons Roundhouse
On the red carpet Ava Max said she couldn’t wait to meet Sam Smith who won the Person Of The Year gong
JENNA Dewan has spoken about her divorce from Channing Tatum in April 2018 after almost eight years of marriage.
She said: I think it was just a slow realisation that we wanted different things. I was just gutted it was so difficult for me.
Unlikely for Pasqualino
HES a heart-throb on screen, but that hasn’t made Luke Pasqualino’s love life any easier.
Ive learned the hunk, known for Skins and Our Girl, has split from long-term flame Maddison Jaizani.
Luke Pasqualino has taken another hit as he’s now split from long-term girlfriend Maddison Jaizani
He had been dating the Versailles actress for almost two years but their relationship came to an end over the summer.
A source said: Luke and Maddison were not the type to flaunt their romance on social media but they were quite serious until earlier this year when she flew to Vancouver to shoot her new telly series, Nancy Drew.
They found it hard to make things work long distance. There were other factors too and it doesn’t look like they’re going to stay friends.
The couple have now unfollowed each other on Instagram.
A source says the pair found it hard to make it work long-distance and they have now unfollowed each other on Instagram
Luke previously dated Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and is later said to have had a fling with Towie star Chloe Lewis.
With that record, hell have no problem finding someone new.
NATALIE Imbruglia announced the birth of her first child after revealing she used a sperm donor to get pregnant.
The singer put a snap of her son online and said: Welcome to the world Max Valentine Imbruglia. My heart is bursting.
Rih bowled out
RIHANNA has confirmed she rejected an offer to sing at next years Super Bowl half-time show, to show solidarity with Colin Kaerpernick.
The US sportsman says he was kept out of the NFL by bosses after kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against US police brutality.
Rihanna is standing in solidarity with Colin Kaerpernick by refusing an offer to sing at next years Super Bowl half-time show
Asked by Vogue if she refused to sing at the event because of Colins treatment, the star said: Absolutely. I wouldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will instead play the event next February but there will still be music from Rihanna soon.
Speaking about her upcoming ninth album, she explained: I like to look at it as a reggae- inspired or reggae-infused album.
Its not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But youre going to feel the elements in all of the tracks.
TWO of the most famous gingers in the world, Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry, have teamed up for a surprise project.
In a promo released yesterday on the royals Instagram, a doorbell chimes God Save The Queen and Harry jokes to his visitor: It’s like looking in the mirror.
Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have joined up to work on a video promoting Mental Health Awareness Day
The full video to promote Mental Health Awareness Day will be released today.
Maura unveils her specsy image
IF you want to look sophisticated, stick on a pair of specs.
That’s clearly worked on Love Islands Maura Higgins and Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse.
Maura Higgins debuted her sophisticated new look at Specsavers Spectacle Wearer Of The Year awards
Strictly’s Oti Mabuse, who was also in attendance, joked that the BBC shows infamous curse would be a blessing in disguise for her husband
They looked very la-di-da at Tuesdays Specsavers Spectacle Wearer Of The Year awards.
Oti was joined by fellow Strictly star Michelle Visage, who revealed the BBC shows infamous curse would be a blessing in disguise for her husband.
She said: We’ve been married for nearly 23 years. If anyone wants this at this point, hell be like, Take her. Charming.
- Disney is planning a live-action remake of Inspector Gadget
- Jennifer Aniston calls for social media minimum age
- Drake so hurt after dad said star lied about him to sell records
- Lionel Richie at Glastonbury movie out Nov 19