101 Facts About Simon Cowell

1. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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2. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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3. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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4. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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5. Simon Cowell became infamous for his unabashed honesty as a judge on reality competition series such as "American Idol", "The X Factor" and "American's Got Talent.

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6. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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7. Simon Cowell loved his performance, claiming that he was inspiring many people.

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8. Simon Cowell became infamous for his unabashed honesty as a judge on reality competition series such as "American Idol", "The X Factor" and "American's Got Talent.

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9. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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10. Simon Cowell shared similar sentiments, explaining that not every singer who returns to AGT can always bring the same magic they showed the first time around, but that Evancho managed to bring even more.

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11. Simon Cowell became infamous for his unabashed honesty as a judge on reality competition series such as "American Idol", "The X Factor" and "American's Got Talent.

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12. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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13. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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14. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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15. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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16. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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17. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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18. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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19. Simon Cowell is spotted in audience of SyCo owned show The Greatest Dancer.

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20. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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21. Simon Cowell splits his time between homes in West London and Beverly Hills.

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22. Simon Cowell was engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 until 2011.

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23. Simon Cowell appears in the DVD version of Shrek 2 as a judge in Far Far Away Idol, and provided the voice.

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24. Simon Cowell appears as a judge alongside Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan.

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25. Simon Cowell is the executive producer of America's Got Talent, which debuted in June 2006, along with Fremantle producers of the Idol series, but he does not appear on the show due to the terms of his contract with Fox.

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26. Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London, England, and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

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27. Simon Cowell was most recently featured on the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent and the eleventh series of UK's The X Factor.

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28. Simon Cowell has produced and promoted singles and albums for various artists, including television personalities.

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29. Simon Cowell owns the television production and music publishing house Syco.

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30. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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31. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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32. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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33. Simon Cowell takes an annual vacation to Barbados, where he and Silverman first met.

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34. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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35. In 2017, Simon Cowell splashed out $25 million on a new seven-bedroom Malibu home on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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36. Simon Cowell is said to be planning to offload his Holland Park home, which was once burgled while the unsuspecting pair slept upstairs.

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37. Simon Cowell has forked out £15 million on a new house.

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38. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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39. Simon Cowell is going to great lengths to ensure his son Eric gets into the school of his choice.

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40. Simon Cowell is relocating to south London with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric.

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41. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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42. Simon Cowell is back at work after his extended holiday and is currently filming for the new series of Britain's Got Talent.

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43. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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44. Simon Cowell makes an appearance in Shrek 2 as a judge on Far Far Away Idol, proving that every talent competition needs a Simon Cowell.

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45. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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46. On May 19, 2003, Simon Cowell began working with CBS on a new relationship reality show, called Cupid, scheduled for broadcast starting July 9, 2003.

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47. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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48. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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49. Simon Cowell is one of the biggest names in television.

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50. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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51. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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52. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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53. Simon Cowell said, "Sorry, but that has to be a [redacted] insult.

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54. Simon Cowell turned down an offer of £1 million to be the face of Viagra in 2007.

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55. Simon Cowell broke off his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy in 2012.

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56. Simon Cowell judged the first British Pop Idol contest in 2000.

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57. Simon Cowell has earned $120 million from The X Factor and other shows.

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58. Simon Cowell loves wearing T-shirts, particularly the loose, ratty ones that he often sports.

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59. Simon Cowell attended school at Dover College, but dropped out at 16.

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60. In 2011 Simon Cowell helped import his hit British series The X Factor to America.

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61. Simon Cowell has become known for combining his music and television interests.

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62. Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in London, England.

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63. Simon Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing.

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64. Simon Cowell has found his personal champion ahead of the America's Got Talent: The Champions final.

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65. Simon Cowell took a swipe at the Spice Girls singing skills during a Britain's Got Talent audition.

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66. Simon Cowell came out in support of Remain in the 2016 EU referendum on that issue.

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67. Simon Cowell has substance and the stomach to navigate us through difficult times.

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68. In 2010, Simon Cowell came out in support for then Conservative Party leader David Cameron for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, writing in The Sun: "I believe he is the Prime Minister Britain needs at this time.

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69. Simon Cowell dated English presenter Terri Seymour from 2002 to 2008.

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70. Simon Cowell collaborated with a number of vocalists for the single, including Robbie Williams, Dua Lipa, Roger Daltrey and Rita Ora, and the song reached number one in the UK Charts.

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71. Simon Cowell was seen on the British charity telethon Comic Relief, appearing on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice where he donated £25,000 for a fun fair ticket.

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72. Simon Cowell was once the fastest "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" on BBC's motoring show Top Gear, driving a Suzuki Liana around the show's test track in a time of 1:47.1.

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73. Simon Cowell appears in the DVD version of Shrek 2 as himself in Far Far Away Idol, and provided the voice.

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74. Simon Cowell made an MTV Movie Award-winning cameo appearance as himself in Scary Movie 3, where he sits in judgment during a battle rap.

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75. Simon Cowell has appeared as a guest voice in an episode of The Simpsons, in which he gets beaten up by Homer Simpson (while criticising Homer's punches).

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76. Simon Cowell donated money to Manchester Dogs' Home in England after it was hit by a large fire.

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77. Simon Cowell supports animal rights and has appeared in a video for PETA in which he reminds drivers of the cruelty to animals that can occur when their pets are locked in cars in the summer.

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78. Simon Cowell was patron of Children's Hospices UK between 2009 and 2011 before it merged to become Together for Short Lives.

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79. Simon Cowell is a patron of Together for Short Lives, the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

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80. In 2018, it was announced that Simon Cowell created his first show to air on the BBC, titled The Greatest Dancer, which debuted on 5 January 2019.

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81. In 2013, Simon Cowell was executive producer for ITV cookery series Food Glorious Food, which was hosted by Carol Vorderman.

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82. Simon Cowell co-produced the show with Peter Jones who had devised the concept.

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83. In March 2015, it was announced that Simon Cowell would return to the X Factor for its twelfth series along with veteran judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and newcomers Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

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84. In October 2013, it was reported that Simon Cowell may return to the UK version of The X Factor for series 11 in the place of Gary Barlow, and on 7 February 2014, his return was officially confirmed.

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85. Simon Cowell formed a new company Syco, which is divided into three units: Syco Music, Syco TV and Syco Film.

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86. Simon Cowell appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country's version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own "Simon Cowell" type personality.

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87. Simon Cowell became a judge on the first season of American Idol in 2002.

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88. In 2001, Simon Cowell was given the role of judge on the first series of Pop Idol, a show that he and the show creator Simon Fuller successfully pitched to ITV Controller of Entertainment Claudia Rosencrantz.

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89. Simon Cowell restarted his career in the music business by creating novelty records with acts such as the puppets Zig and Zag, Power Rangers, and World Wrestling Federation.

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90. Simon Cowell had his first hit song in 1986 with "So Macho" by Sinitta.

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91. Simon Cowell took a few menial jobs—including, according to his brother Tony, working as a runner on Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film The Shining—but did not get along well with colleagues and bosses, until his father, who was an executive at EMI Music Publishing, managed to get him a job in the mail room.

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92. Simon Cowell combines activities in both the television and music industries.

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93. Simon Cowell has been notoriously harsh to a variety of different contestants over the years.

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94. Simon Cowell has revealed what led him to cut ties with Little Mix.

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95. Simon Cowell slips up twice on The X Factor as he forgets which act is next: 'This is live TV!'.

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96. Simon Cowell is keen to leave his bachelor life behind as he puts the mansion he's owned for 20 years on the market, for a new London home with partner Lauren Silverman and their son, Eric, four.

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97. Simon Cowell was completely thrown off when a lone man walked on stage claiming to be a "Gospel choir.

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98. Simon Cowell was born to mum Julie Brett and dad Eric Cowell in 1959.

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99. Simon Cowell has confirmed that The X Factor has been renewed until 2022, despite the fact that this series reaches a record layer in numbers.

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100. Simon Cowell says current X Factor judges are set to return next year.

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101. Simon Cowell praised "hard working" Little Mix while denying claims that a huge fall out led to them severing their working relationship with his record label.

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