Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, casino online and record executive.
Simon Cowell has judged on the British television talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor UK and Britain’s Got Talent, and the casino online American television talent competition series American Idol, The X Factor US, and America’s Got Talent.
Simon Cowell has produced and promoted successful singles and albums for various recording acts whom he has signed and taken under his wing, including Little Mix, James Arthur, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Il Divo, Olly Murs, Noah Cyrus, Cher Lloyd, Fleur East.
Simon Cowell has signed successful boy bands such as Westlife, One Direction, PrettyMuch, and CNCO.
Simon Cowell’s mother, Julie Brett, was a ballet dancer and socialite, and his father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, was an estate agent, property developer, and music industry executive.
Simon Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and the private Dover College, as did his brother, but left after taking GCE O levels.
Simon Cowell passed English Language and Literature and then attended Windsor Technical College, where he gained another GCE in Sociology.
Simon Cowell then formed Fanfare Records with Iain Burton, initially selling exercise videos, and music from acts such as the Italian orchestra Rondo Veneziano.
Simon Cowell had his first hit song in 1986 with “So Macho” by Sinitta.
Simon Cowell returned to music with his latest brainchild signed to Syco, the internationally successful operatic pop group Il Divo, consisting of three opera singers and one pop singer of four different nationalities.
Walsh had previously been sacked from the judging panel by Simon Cowell for the fourth series, and he was replaced by Brian Friedman, who was a judge on Grease Is the Word.
On 13 December, Ben Haenow and Fleur East reached the final two, which meant that Simon Cowell was the winning mentor for the first time since series 3 2006, when he had both Leona Lewis and Ray Quinn in the final.
In December 2019, Simon Cowell signed a five-year deal with ITV ensuring Britain’s Got Talent will stay on the channel until 2024.
Simon Cowell collaborated with UK production company Shed Media to produce 2008 ITV drama series Rock Rivals, which is based on an X Factor type show.
In view of his charitable works, particularly the production of the charity single “Everybody Hurts” in aid of victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, as well as his services to the music industry, there was considerable media speculation as to whether Simon Cowell would receive a knighthood in the Queen’s 2010 Birthday Honours, a proposal allegedly put forward by then Prime Minister