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Music mogul Simon Cowell says he’s lost an estimated 60lb since making drastic changes to his diet.

Last year, the star announced he had dropped 20lb after ditching meat, dairy, wheat, and sugar.

He also vowed to drop fish and ‘go the whole way’. Now, according to multiple reports, his diet is 100 percent plants.

‘I feel good’

Speaking about life in quarantine with Extra‘s Terri Seymour, Cowell said: “I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising quite a lot during this time as well, [I’m] still sticking to the diet so I do feel good at the moment.

“The only difficult thing is when Eric [his son] orders a pizza or something that shard because the pizzas are the number one thing I miss.

“I think I have dropped, since I started this diet just over a year ago, maybe 60lb.”

A better father

Cowell has been vocal about his diet in the past, stating that going plant-based made him a better father.

“My memory’s better, my energy’s better. And when you’ve got a five-year-old you’ve got to be able to keep up with them because the minute they’re awake they’re all over the place,” Cowell told reporters at the ITV Palooza.

“His energy is unbelievable. When he wakes up, he’s like, ‘Daddy, daddy, daddy,’ and before he goes to sleep, ‘Daddy, daddy, daddy’.

“So I was conscious of the fact I have to keep up with him energy-wise, and someone recommended this as the way to go. I tried it and I stuck to it, it’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever done.”

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.