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Fans say Simon Cowell looks ‘unrecognisable’ in new video

The top judge (63) has previously admitted to dabbling in some plastic surgery, though social media users were shocked when they saw the video.

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Maeve McTaggartSunday World

Simon Cowell has been the subject of much online debate after he debuted a new look in a video launching Britain’s Got Talent.

The top judge (63) has previously admitted to dabbling in some plastic surgery, though shocked social media users now say he is ‘unrecognisable.’

In the clip, the star tries to convince potential contestants to audition: "I always say on this show, two or three minutes can change your life. And it has. And maybe this time it's going to be you.

"So please audition now for next year's season and I look forward to meeting you."

He has been open about his past journey with plastic surgery.

"There was a phase where everyone was having their faces pumped full of this and the other,” he told The Sun.

“I saw a picture of me from ‘before’ the other day, and didn't recognise it as me first of all.”

In April, the former X-Factor star revealed he decided to stop using botox and fillers when his son Eric (8) was “in hysterics.”

"Enough was enough. There is no filler in my face at all now. Zero.

Simon Cowell.

“But actually, for me now, a lot of it comes down to healthy eating and drinking tonnes of water."

The star also went through a major weight loss journey after he suffered a big fall in 2017.

Plenty of drama has disrupted the early launch of Britain’s Got Talent which is set to air early next year.

Already, the judging panel is potentially one down while rumours circulate on whether David Walliams will continue.

The star has not yet announced his departure though after rumours of his use of derogatory comments made waves, punters believe his exit is imminent.

The comedian is under fire for allegedly describing an elderly contestant as a “c***” and making sexual remarks against another hopeful.

Walliams has since apologised profusely in the aftermath of the allegations.

"I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming,” he said.

"These were private conversations and - like most conversations with friends - were never intended to be shared.

"Nevertheless, I am sorry."

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