Simon Cowell Concerns Fans In Latest TV Appearance As They ‘Don’t Recognise Him’

Simon Cowell's fans have been left worried after the star appeared on Saturday Night Takeaway looking rather different.
Credit: Alamy & ITV

Simon Cowell has left fans concerned after his latest TV appearance. 

The former X Factor judge, 64, has been heavily criticised for his ever-changing looks in recent years.

But Cowell’s latest public appearance actually has some fans feeling worried.

In fact, fellow celebrities couldn’t help but comment on his bizarre new look…

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Critique over Cowell’s face all started when the Britain’s Got Talent X (formerly Twitter) account uploaded a now-deleted video promoting the series in early 2023.

One person wrote: “Well… I’m torn between my general hatred of Simon Cowell’s TV shows and being alarmed by how he looks these days. I’m going for the latter this morning.”

“Is that Simon Cowell? What’s happened to his face?” another questioned.

A third said: “That doesn’t look like him at all.”

While a fourth asked: “What’s he done to his face?”

Cowell did address this backlash in an interview with The Sun.

He explained: “There was a stage where I might have gone a bit too far. I saw a picture of me from ‘before’ the other day, and didn’t recognise it as me first of all.

“Enough was enough. There is no filler in my face at all now. Zero. There was a phase where everyone was having their faces pumped full of this and the other.”

Cowell also told Page Six: “I reduced it, let’s put it that way. Everything in moderation.”

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell fans say they struggled to recognise him during his latest TV appearance. Credit: Alamy

But it seems Cowell has not stayed true to his word, as things have become even more extreme since then.

This weekend, Cowell appeared on Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly’s comedy game show, Saturday Night Takeaway.

And his extreme new look attracted a lot of comments from confused and baffled viewers.

“I was shocked to see Simon Cowell on TV last night. What on earth has he done to his face?” exclaims a viewer on X.

Another asks: “What’s with Simon’s face?”

Cowell’s appearance was so controversial that he even became the subject of jokes from other guests on the show.

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During the programme, Cowell was a part of a sketch during which he was pulled over by a fake police officer.

After watching the prank, fellow guest Stephen Merchant joked: “I didn’t like it, I loved it.

“That’s my Simon Cowell impression. It’s not very convincing because my face moved.”

It wasn’t just Cowell’s appearance that had fans concerned, either.

One worried fan writes: “Oh God, putting the face aside, he looks like he could hardly walk. What has happened to Simon Cowell?”

Another agrees: “Simon Cowell is looking rather thin and walking slightly weirdly in my opinion.”

Simon Cowell on Saturday Night Takeaway.
Viewers said that Simon Cowell’s face looked rather different. Credit: ITV

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.