Thursday 23 November 2017

Cowell 'has colonic irrigation'

An unauthorised biography of Simon Cowell claims he goes through unusual procedures to look youthful
An unauthorised biography of Simon Cowell claims he goes through unusual procedures to look youthful

Simon Cowell undergoes regular colonic irrigation because he believes it gives his eyes an extra sparkle, a new book has claimed.

The X Factor supremo is also hooked up to an intravenous drip on a regular basis to flood his body with nutrients, according to the unauthorised biography Sweet Revenge. Tom Bower's book suggests Cowell uses a number of unusual methods to hang on to his health and try to retain a youthful look.

The book, which is being serialised by The Sun, has already blown the lid on the media mogul's affair with former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue and his unflattering comments about acts and judges from the show.

In a further instalment on Wednesday, the book claims Cowell undergoes the irrigation process - in which the intestine is flushed out. He is quoted as saying: "It's so cleansing - and it makes my eyes shine brighter."

He is also said to be put on a drip for half an hour each week when he is at his US home, supplying a boost to the levels of magnesium and vitamins C and B in his body.

Cowell has for years kept his private life under wraps, with his publicist Max Clifford admitting that he has endeavoured to keep a number of stories out of the spotlight. But the multimillionaire TV star spoke to Bower during the preparation of the book.

Clifford said that agreeing to be interviewed had been a "massive own goal".

Cowell posted a message on Twitter to point out that this was not an official biography although he did not deny he had taken part in the book's preparation. He said: "This book is not written by me. It is unauthorised. The writer is Tom Bower."

Take That star Gary Barlow has signed up for a further series as an X Factor panellist, despite unflattering comments about the standard of judging.

Press Association

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