It is fairly common knowledge that X-Factor judge Simon Cowell is quite fond of his own appearance, he even talks openly about getting cosmetic help from Botox to improve his aging complexion, so it came as a surprise to the media that the 53-year-old showed up to the X-Factor semi-final sporting a bloated, out-of-shape face that looked anything but youthful. Journalists and online bloggers were quick to point out the difference and suggest that Simon has tucked into his Christmas treats a little bit earlier this year.
The talent moguls new appearance didn’t seem to bother X-Factor guest Carmen Electra though as the two were photographed looking very friendly at the start of the night – the pair have also set tongues wagging in the past when they were seen out on a date in Los Angeles after meeting on the set of Cowells other TV show Britain’s Got Talent, when Carmen stepped in as a guest judge.
According to The Sun, Carmen was soon singing Simon’s praises, saying ‘He’s so cute. He’s adorable, he’s actually a sweetheart. I really like him, I think he’s very cool.’ Fellow TV judge LA Reid even tweeted ‘Didn’t mean to, but got in the middle of @SimonCowell and @carmenelectra #LoveBirds.’ Suggesting that the pair are more than friends.