Home Entertainment The many, many, many faces of Simon Cowell: After the straight-talking Britain’s Got Talent judge left Saturday Night Takeaway fans bemused with his radically different features, MailOnline looks back at his ever-varying visage

The many, many, many faces of Simon Cowell: After the straight-talking Britain’s Got Talent judge left Saturday Night Takeaway fans bemused with his radically different features, MailOnline looks back at his ever-varying visage

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Simon Cowell appeared on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend to chat about a prank he was subjected to, but viewers found it difficult to concentrate on what he was saying and were more concerned with his appearance.

Not much has changed on Britain’s Got Talent over the years, and a new series is currently filming.

The usual mix of hopeful contestants, frank judges and poignant undertones combined with the heady promise of potential fame and fortune have earned this fail-safe format millions of viewers and a near-permanent air of predictability.

I wish the same could be said of its creator.

An appearance during the opening episode of the latest series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday 24 February prompted some questioning comments from viewers.

Fans of the show were left addressing the elephant that Simon Cowell had inadvertently let into the room, namely his radically different and seemingly ever-changing features.

Simon Cowell appeared on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend to chat about a prank he was subjected to, but viewers found it difficult to concentrate on what he was saying and were more concerned with his appearance.

TV star Simon previously denied having a facelift but admitted he regrets his extensive use of Botox.

TV star Simon previously denied having a facelift but admitted he regrets his extensive use of Botox.

Simon Cowell appeared on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend to chat about a prank he was subjected to, but viewers found it difficult to concentrate on what he was saying and were more concerned with his appearance.

Then and now: Simon Cowell in one of the first publicity photos from 2002

Simon Cowell in an early publicity photo from 2002 (L) and appearing in Ant & Saturday Night Takeaway December in February 2024 (R)

The music mogul, now 64, was pranked by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly when a fake police officer pulled him over while on his bike in Malibu, before he was locked in a metal box during a mishap while filmed the auditions for America’s Got Talent. .

Simon appeared in the studio to chat about the prank, but viewers found it difficult to concentrate on what he was saying and were more concerned with his appearance.

TV star Simon previously denied undergoing a facelift but admitted he regretted his extensive use of Botox.

On X, several viewers commented on his appearance, with one writing: ‘Is this definitely Simon Cowell?’ Does it look like a melting Ken doll?

Fellow guest Stephen Merchant also couldn’t resist commenting on Simon’s appearance during the show.

Commenting on the clip, Stephen, 49, joked: “I didn’t like it… I loved it.” That was my impression of Simon. “It wasn’t very convincing because my face moved.”

Has it really changed? Or is it just our imagination?

Fear not, MailOnline has the answer. Join us as we take a cautious, chronological look at the many, many faces of Simon Cowell.

1985: Cowell's elegant features caught the eye during a night out with his girlfriend Sinitta at London's Legends nightclub.

1985: Cowell's elegant features caught the eye during a night out with his girlfriend Sinitta at London's Legends nightclub.

1985: Cowell’s elegant features caught the eye during a night out with his girlfriend Sinitta at London’s Legends nightclub.

1987: The then-little-known record producer looked young and fresh in this television appearance from the late '80s.

1987: The then-little-known record producer looked young and fresh in this television appearance from the late '80s.

1987: The then-little-known record producer looked young and fresh in this television appearance from the late ’80s.

1990: Cowell looks handsome while posing with his then-girlfriend Sinitta, a constant in his life, at an event in London

1990: Cowell looks handsome while posing with his then-girlfriend Sinitta, a constant in his life, at an event in London

1990: Cowell looks handsome while posing with his then-girlfriend Sinitta, a constant in his life, at an event in London

1999: Cowell, 40, with Ray Hedges and Kate Thornton while judging the This Morning Boy Band competition.

1999: Cowell, 40, with Ray Hedges and Kate Thornton while judging the This Morning Boy Band competition.

1999: Cowell, 40, with Ray Hedges and Kate Thornton while judging the This Morning Boy Band competition.

1994: Cowell modeled a pair of circular glasses at the 1994 BRIT Awards.

1994: Cowell modeled a pair of circular glasses at the 1994 BRIT Awards.

2007: Although the teeth looked a little whiter in the Britain's Got Talent publicity photos

2007: Although the teeth looked a little whiter in the Britain's Got Talent publicity photos

1994-2007: Cowell modeled a pair of circular glasses at the BRIT Awards in 1994 (L), while his teeth appeared slightly whiter in publicity photos for Britain’s Got Talent from 2007 (R).

2001: Cowell looks dapper on Pop Idol, a prototype for The X Factor and the show that helped establish him as a household name.

2001: Cowell looks dapper on Pop Idol, a prototype for The X Factor and the show that helped establish him as a household name.

2001: Cowell looks dapper on Pop Idol, a prototype for The X Factor and the show that helped establish him as a household name.

2001: The mogul gained a reputation for making caustic comments to hapless Pop Idol guests after its release.

2001: The mogul gained a reputation for making caustic comments to hapless Pop Idol guests after its release.

2003: Attended the premiere of the film Love Actually in London

2003: Attended the premiere of the film Love Actually in London

2001-2003: The mogul gained a reputation for offering caustic comments to unfortunate Pop Idol guests after its release (left, at the Pop Idol panel in 2001 and right, attending the Love Actually movie premiere in 2003) .

2005: Cowell poses for an X Factor publicity photo in

2005: Cowell poses for an X Factor publicity photo in

2006: The pose is similar when he greets photographers at an American Idol party the following year.

2006: The pose is similar when he greets photographers at an American Idol party the following year.

Don’t mind me: the pose is similar but the face looks slightly different when Cowell poses for an X Factor publicity photo in 2005 (left) and at an American Idol party in 2006 (right).

2012: Cowell turns heads again while attending the Britain's Got Talent auditions in London's Hammersmith.

2012: Cowell turns heads again while attending the Britain's Got Talent auditions in London's Hammersmith.

2012: Cowell turns heads again while attending the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London’s Hammersmith.

2014: Cowell greets viewers backstage at The X Factor

2014: Cowell greets viewers backstage at The X Factor

2019: The tycoon flashes a radiant smile during a night out in London.

2019: The tycoon flashes a radiant smile during a night out in London.

2014-2019: Cowell’s shiny teeth appear to have been straightened and whitened over the years (LR on The X Factor in 2014 and enjoying a night out in 2019)

2015: Cowell, a career smoker, prepares to light up as he leaves a private function in London.

2015: Cowell, a career smoker, prepares to light up as he leaves a private function in London.

2015: Cowell, a career smoker, prepares to light up as he leaves a private function in London.

2015: The British star appeared with unusual facial hair just two months later while launching The X Factor in London.

2015: The British star appeared with unusual facial hair just two months later while launching The X Factor in London.

2015: The British star appeared with unusual facial hair just two months later while launching The X Factor in London.

2021: Cowell poses backstage at America's Got Talent Extreme

2021: Cowell poses backstage at America's Got Talent Extreme

2022: Her complexion was noticeably smoother in a recent social media post for Britain's Got Talent

2022: Her complexion was noticeably smoother in a recent social media post for Britain's Got Talent

2021-22: Cowell appears to have lost weight over the past 12 months, while the lines that previously defined his features have softened (LR on America’s Got Talent Extreme and more recently in a Britain’s Got Talent social media post)

2022: The music mogul turned heads during his appearance at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards in November, where he was accompanied by his glamorous partner Lauren Silverman.

2022: The music mogul turned heads during his appearance at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards in November, where he was accompanied by his glamorous partner Lauren Silverman.

2022: The music mogul turned heads during his appearance at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards in November, where he was accompanied by his glamorous partner Lauren Silverman.

2022: An otherwise straightforward appearance at this year's pre-recorded Royal Variety presentation on December 2 raised more unwanted questions than answers.

2022: An otherwise straightforward appearance at this year's pre-recorded Royal Variety presentation on December 2 raised more unwanted questions than answers.

Everything changes: the music mogul, now 63, surprised attendees (and those watching) with a remarkably smooth face as he introduced Britain's Got Talent winner Axel Blake at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Everything changes: the music mogul, now 63, surprised attendees (and those watching) with a remarkably smooth face as he introduced Britain's Got Talent winner Axel Blake at London's Royal Albert Hall.

2022: An otherwise straightforward appearance at this year’s pre-recorded Royal Variety presentation on December 2 raised more unwanted questions than answers.

2022: More questioning eyebrows were raised just days later when Cowell's face was curiously obscured by a shadow as he praised his eight-year-old son Eric during a remote appearance on ITV chat show Loose Women.

2022: More questioning eyebrows were raised just days later when Cowell's face was curiously obscured by a shadow as he praised his eight-year-old son Eric during a remote appearance on ITV chat show Loose Women.

2022: More questioning eyebrows were raised just days later when Cowell’s face was curiously obscured by a shadow as he praised his eight-year-old son Eric during a remote appearance on ITV chat show Loose Women.

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