Simon Cowell's special slimming lights

Simon Cowell has had special lighting installed on his part of the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging table - to make himself look slimmer and give him a "healthy glow"

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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has had special lighting installed on the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging table - to make himself look slimmer.

The music mogul has a panel of four lights shining on him when he is giving his verdict on auditionees, with insiders saying the flattering focus gives him a "healthy glow" and thins down his face.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Simon started using these lights in the last series but over time he is getting more and more of them.

"He has four now. The lights give him a healthy glow and stop there being too much shadow around his chin and face. The idea is to make him look his best. He also gets regular touch-ups on his make-up between acts."

Pictures show that Simon is the only judge with special lights in front of him.

It was claimed earlier this year that he also relies on a booster cushion to look taller alongside David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

Ian Hunter, an audience member at the Glasgow auditions, revealed: "We went down the front to get a photo during one of the breaks and I noticed the booster seat. It's Simon down to a T. He's a small man with a big opinion and a big personality.

"Everyone I showed the photos to was laughing."

However, a spokesman for the judge and show boss has insisted the extra padding is just a cushion and not a booster seat.

He said: "It's not to make him look taller it's just a cushion he uses from time to time."

Simon is thought to be between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9in in height, considerably shorter than 'Little Britain' comic David, who stands at 6ft 2in.

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