‘Why does he look like a cardboard cutout?!’ Fans are left baffled by Simon Cowell’s HEAD in bizarre America’s Got Talent team selfie
They’re preparing for the return of America’s Got Talent in just two weeks time.
And the show’s judges and host certainly got fans talking on Saturday after Howie Mandel shared a bizarre selfie alongside Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum.
However, it was Simon Cowell’s appearance in the corner of the fun image which left some people joking that the music mogul, 61, looked like a ‘cardboard cutout’ and even pondering whether he’d been ‘Photoshopped’ into the frame.
‘Why does he look like a cardboard cutout?!’ Fans were left baffled by Simon Cowell’s head in bizarre America’s Got Talent judges selfie shared by Howie Mandel on Saturday
In the selfie, Howie, 65, is seen beaming a smile as he holds out the camera with three of his fellow judges posing behind him.
Host Terry, 52, appears to be in good spirits as he leans towards the camera while next to a glamorous Sofia, 48, who is seen rocking a one-shoulder blue dress.
German-American supermodel Heidi, 47, also commands attention as she poses mid-bite of her snack while donning a double denim ensemble.
While Simon is seen in the bottom right hand corner of the picture, with his head resting against the white sofa.
Alright there, Simon? Some people joked that the music mogul, 61, looked like a ‘cardboard cutout’ and even pondered whether he’d been ‘Photoshopped’ into the frame
He sports a neutral expression, perhaps suggesting he wasn’t aware of the group snap happening.
Several fans soon took to the comments section to question what was going on in the image and offer their own theories.
One person asked: ‘Why does Simon Cowell look like a cardboard cutout?’
While another fan of the comedian, added: ‘Howie clearly getting more handsome with age!… and is that a throw pillow with Simon’s face on it?’
And someone else suggested that some editing might have happened before the snap was posted as they posed the question: ‘Is Simon Photoshopped?’
All the theories: Dozens of fans left their thoughts in the comments of Howie’s post, with some saying Simon looked like a ‘throw pillow’ in the corner of the image
Another joker replied: ‘Did someone steal the Simon figure from the wax museum?! Quick! Someone check for a pulse.’
Simon is making his America’s Got Talent return after breaking in his back in a number of places in a bike accident just steps from his Malibu home in August.
The star had to undergo a six-hour surgery to have a rod and took to social media to share a short message following the accident.
Simon penned: ‘Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back.
‘Thank you to everyone for your kind messages. And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever me.’
Comeback: Simon is making his America’s Got Talent return after breaking in his back in a number of places in a bike accident just steps from his Malibu home in August
Simon was with his girlfriend Lauren, their son Eric and her son from a previous relationship at the time of the accident, according to ABC News.
And despite the painful injury, Simon seemed to be in high spirits as he reflected on the accident and his recovery in February.
‘The first four weeks were the hardest,’ he recalled to ET in that month. ‘Because you feel kind of helpless, and it was the first time in my life I’ve ever felt helpless. Then you’re bored and frustrated, and I was in so much pain, if I’m being honest with you.’
As he described it, the pain disappeared miraculously weeks after recovery.
‘Just like the doctor said, you hit this kinda seven, eight-week mark, and it’s like it never happened. I mean, literally like that, so there were a lot of pluses,’ he added.