Simon Cowell wants to take on Joe Wicks and release a cookbook to prove he’s not had a gastric band – The Sun

BEFORE overhauling his lifestyle, Britain’s Got Talent supremo Simon Cowell most likely thought a star jump was leaping over Robbie Williams.

Now the TV and music mogul wants to help the nation improve their bodies through better eating.

Simon plans to publish a recipe book for people who are keen to shift the pounds.

The BGT and X Factor judge told me: “It’s something I have been thinking about because everyone’s so interested. I think I would call it, ‘It’s Not That Difficult’.

“I’d give people some of the recipes I have been following. What you eat has to taste nice — otherwise you won’t stick to it.”

Simon decided to shape up after a health scare when he fell down the stairs of his London home in 2017.

But there are some people who not convinced he did it all naturally.

Speaking to mark the launch of the new series of BGT this weekend — and before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold — he said of getting fit: “It was the best thing I’ve ever done.

“There’s been a couple of times when it was tough, but that’s normal. People think I’ve had a gastric band but it’s really not difficult. You just have to cut out all the foods you really like.”

Thankfully Simon still loves his beer. But he was not exactly devastated by McDonald’s and Greggs closing due to the crisis. Unlike me.

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Alesha's horror at C-section

ALESHA Dixon says the caesarean section by which she had her second daughter before jetting off to the US for America’s Got Talent was “horrific”.

The singer and talent-show judge gave birth to Anaya late last year.

Alesha said: “In the end, I had a C-section and hated every minute of that. Respect to everyone who chooses it but me, I was like, ‘How do people choose this? This is horrific’.

“I don’t know if it’s because psychologically I was geared up to have a natural birth, then I didn’t get that.

“I found it a bit shocking – all very clinical and scary and nothing that I wanted. Then, also, I knew I was flying out to America five weeks later.

“So I was like, ‘I’ve got to get on an airplane, I don’t have time to be sitting around (recovering) from a C-section. I had all these thoughts going on and it wasn’t ideal. But she came out healthy and that is all that matters.”

She found filming in sunny LA was the perfect way to recover.

Alesha added: “The fact I was doing something I was really excited about helped the recovery. There I was in LA – bright-blue sky, with my family, doing a new job I was excited to do.

“It was really nicely paced out. We’d work one day, then we’d have two or three days off.”

Speaking on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, available today, Alesha added: “There’s absolutely no shame in saying, ‘I struggle’. I have to say to myself, ‘You’re doing OK, you’re trying your best and that’s good enough for today’.”


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Tiff is back in town

MADE In Chelsea star Tiffany Watson is making her return to the E4 show.

Last night viewers got their first glimpse of her in the teaser for next week’s episode, which is being screened next Monday at 9pm.

She last appeared in the reality hit in 2018 when she broke up with Sam Thompson, who is now with Love Island’s Zara McDermott.

Tiff is the latest veteran to rejoin the series after Binky Felstead and Ollie Locke also made their comebacks.


EX-EMMERDALE star John Bowe says he nearly died after suffering for weeks from coronavirus symptoms.

The actor, 70, who played Lawrence White, tweeted: “I have nearly died twice in my life. Once just last week.”

Good for you, Soph

SOPHIE Rundle has an unlikely ambition – to appear in a remake of classic sitcom The Good Life.

The Peaky Blinders actress, currently in BBC1 Sunday-night thriller The Nest, says she is a huge fan of Barbara Good, played in the Seventies show by Felicity Kendal.

Sophie told the Radio Times: “She is my icon. I love wearing my dungarees and wellies. If anybody wants to remake The Good Life, call me.”

The phone might ring sooner than you think, Sophie.


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