Simon Cowell’s appearance raises further questions about cosmetic surgery
X Factor judge Simon Cowell has never been shy about having cosmetic treatments before, but he might not be too happy with the latest stories regarding his appearance; the talent mogul was recently snapped out and about in LA, looking every inch his fifty-three years – prompting some industry insiders to question whether he should be heading back to the clinic for a top-up.
Cowell is well known for investing a lot of time in his appearance and normally boasts a perfectly square jaw – something that was decidedly absent in the photographs, taken as he drove around LA in his Ferrari, viewing three expensive properties in the area.
In the past, the TV judge has spoken about his Botox use and casually compared it to brushing his teeth, but he also explained that it was important to use in moderation, saying ‘I think you’ve got to be very careful, as a guy in particular, you can end up looking really really weird.’
Cowell might have more worry lines to get rid of if the viewing figures of this year’s X-Factor are anything to go by; the ITV talent show is suffering its lowest numbers since it began, as just eight million people tuned in to watch – compared to an average of almost fourteen million in 2010. It has been beaten in the ratings by rival BBC show Strictly Come Dancing for the past four weeks.