Speaking ahead of the launch of the new series of the ITV show this month, Amanda admitted that Simon’s 20Ib weight loss has been hard to miss.
The music and TV mogul lost the impressive amount of weight after adopting a healthier vegan lifestyle last year, and Amanda is hoping for other big changes in her pal too.
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‘It’s crazy because when you see someone all the time you don’t really notice when they are putting on weight,’ she said.
‘With Simon it was such a gradual thing, but I noticed immediately that he had lost weight. We finished auditions last year and then got back together two weeks later for deliberations and I said straightaway, “Right, what have been doing, because you look amazing!”’
‘He said what he’d started doing, the foods he’d been cutting out and how it had made such a difference in just two weeks. So, I just feel happy for him.’
She added though that she hopes with the new look, Simon will revert to his famous Mr Nasty TV person. ‘I’m hoping that means he gets back to being more evil, because I think he’s gone a bit soft,’ she pointed out
Spot the difference: The music and TV mogul lost an incredible 20Ibs after adopting a healthier vegan lifestyle last year (pictured left in 2020 and right 2018)
‘Now he’s back to his slimmer self, I think he’s going to go back to being Mr Nasty! Which I’m really praying for, because that’s who I love. I love evil Simon best of all!’
Simon’s new healthy regime has come at a cost though as Amanda also said that he’s skipping out on their post show dinners.
‘I used to love having our dinners together. It was part of our chat on the panel,’ complained the star. ‘We’d sort of be clock watching, and when we knew the last couple of people were coming on we’d be like, “Oh, what you having for your tea?” And he’d go, “It’s not tea, darling. It’s dinner!”’
‘Then we’d have fish and chips or beans on toast, things like that. But this new healthy eating is working for him because he’s got a spring in his step, he’s got his mojo back!’
Back for more: Speaking ahead of the launch of the new series of the ITV show this month, Amanda admitted that Simon’s 20Ib weight loss has been hard to miss
Simon told the Ellen DeGeneres Show last year that his weight loss was inspired by a wake up call from his doctor, as he admitted: ‘I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, “You have the worst diet I’ve ever met from any patient.”
‘So I went, “Okay, out of the smoking, the drinking, and diet, what do I have to drop?” And he said, “The diet.” So I said, “I’m in!”
‘It was easier than I thought, and part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn’t sort myself out physically, I wouldn’t be able to catch up with him.
‘Because the minute he gets up to the minute he goes to sleep … their energy, you forget, at five years old, is phenomenal.’
Simon previously said he’d named his diet the Eric Cowell diet after his son, because the youngster loves to munch on raw vegetables.
Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday April 11 at 8pm.
Pals: Simon’s new healthy regime has come at a cost though as Amanda also said that he’s skipping out on their post show dinners with Amanda and their co-stars David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Antr and Dec