Simon Cowell claims he's 'aging very well' and 'looking terrific' in resurfaced 2007 'Top Gear' interview
LONDON, ENGLAND: Simon Cowell said he was "aging very well" and "looking terrific" in an unearthed video clip from a 2007 'Top Gear' appearance. The 63-year-old music mogul, who was 48 at the time, continued by making fun of 62-year-old broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson for 'needing' Botox and a facelift.
His drastically altered facial characteristics, most notably how unrecognizably he appeared in a 'Britain's Got Talent' advertisement, have recently raised concerns. His comments came during a sit-down interview on the BBC motoring series when the host inquired about his availability to serve as a judge on 'The X Factor', Daily Mail reports. Simon replied, "Shall I tell you why you couldn't? Because I am aging quite well and you're not."
"I thought about you the other day, I was reading one of your reviews about a Jaguar and how Jaguars have to update themselves over the years and you are the equivalent of a Jaguar who needs help." He continued, "In other words, you know how you do a facelift on the new Jag?" to which Jeremy replied, "Oh I can't do a facelift!"
Simon replied, "No, you do! You need Botox, you need a facelift. Just have half an eye done." Jeremy joked, attempting to laugh off the remarks with self-deprecating comments, "I look in the mirror and go, 'Yeah, I know I'm falling to pieces but I don't care.'" Simon argued, "No, I don't think that. I think I look good," to which Jeremy agreed, "You do look good," and Simon continued, "No, I know I do and we're the same age!" When Jeremy maintained his stance, saying, "I don't care," a surprised Simon contested, "You must do." The broadcaster then asked the audience present in the studio, "Should I care? Should I care about it?" to which they replied, "No." Simon concluded, "That's why you couldn't come on my show."
More recently, the head of the record company raised eyebrows with his "unrecognizable" look at the Royal Variety Performance, which was captured on camera on December 2 and broadcasted on ITV the following month. The TV magnate had improved features, an extraordinarily smooth complexion, and white teeth that made it impossible to recognize him. He also sparked concern among fans with his visibly altered appearance in a 'Britain's Got Talent' promo. Recently, Simon admitted that he went too far with his love of Botox and that his final procedure left him looking like "something out of a horror show."
The talent event organizer claimed that he stopped when his peculiar appearance sent his eight-year-old son Eric into fits of laughter. The 44-year-old partner of the former X Factor judge, Lauren Silverman, with whom he has a son, said that as a result, he no longer uses facial fillers.
He said: "There was a phase where everyone was having their faces pumped full of this and the other." He admitted: "I saw a picture of me from "before" the other day, and didn't recognize it as me first of all." The TV personality has recently displayed a more natural appearance, declaring: "There is no filler in my face now. Zero."