Lizzie Cundy has shared a hefty dose of nostalgia with an epic throwback of pal Simon Cowell from “the good old days.”
Simon, now 60, could be seen wearing a big grin as she sat in the bath, singer-songwriter Quben Alex standing to the side of the tub and patting the music mogul on the back.
“Guess who??” Lizzie teased, “The good old days.”
It’s not known when the snap was first taken.
Simon’s career in showbiz has become the stuff of legend, running his own record label and a string of hugely successful talent shows.
Britain’s Got Talent recently returned to the small screen, albeit without head honcho Simon.
Back in August, Simon was rushed to hospital after breaking his back in three places.
He’d been injured while out on his electric bike in Malibu, California, and though he’s on the road to recovery it now seems as though he may not be well enough to make his UK telly return for the Christmas special.
Diversity star and BGT alum Ashley Banjo stepped up to fill Simon’s spot on the judging panel alongside Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.
A source told The Sun : “Simon hoped he’d be well enough to fly from Los Angeles to the UK for the special show but he’s had to pull out.”
The insider added that coronavirus has made considerations even more complicated.
“Plus the new lockdown measures,” they continued, “and him having to fly two weeks before the show so he could quarantine in advance — made it even more difficult for him to make the journey.”
Ashley, they assured, is willing to step up again and fill in for Simon.
The pre-recorded semi-finals kicked off last month and came to a close with last night’s show, with social distancing measures implemented on set and the audience now tuning in on video calls from home.
Ofcom was flooded with more than 24,000 complaints after Ashley and his Diversity mates performed a hard-hitting Black Lives Matter-themed dance.
Ofcom told that they would not be investigating the show, and ITV stood firm by the performance.
Diversity, too, have remained defiant, Ashley telling that he would dance the same routine “100 times over” as he thanked fans for their support.
“Creativity is always a leap of faith,” he wrote on Instagram.
“All I did what was what felt right and I’d do it 100 times over…Sending love to everyone that stood by us.”