Simon Cowell
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"Judging""Producing"

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(2013–present)

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/ relatives = Nicholas Cowell (brother)Tony Cowell (half-brother)

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"Simon Phillip Cowell" (born 7 October 1959) is an English reality TV celebrity, music and television producer and talent scout (also known as artists and repertoire/A&R executive). He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor (UK)/The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He owns the television production and music publishing house Syco.

As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the Britain's Got Talent (series 8)/eighth series of Britain's Got Talent and the The X Factor (UK series 11)/eleventh series of The X Factor (U.K.)/The X Factor.

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