Simon Cowell
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/ years_active = 1979–present

/ partner = Lauren Silverman


/ children = 1

/ 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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You've got quite a good voice, the problem I have is this looks to me like 10 years ago.

You are a saucy little thing aren't you?

If I said to most of the people who auditioned, 'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless.

Why are you having a normal conversation with him? This is a dairy farmer dressed as a woman.

But not one that's scary.

The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.

I think he knows how to articulate something that people are entertained by and still be true to the message he's trying to send, ... very aware of himself.

If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention.