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Simon Cowell looks slimmer than ever as he goes topless in Barbados with son Eric

SIMON Cowell looked slimmer than ever as he hit the beach in Barbados with his son Eric today.

The 60-year-old, who has lost over 20lbs, went topless in his swimming shorts – showing off his impressive physique.

The doting dad is currently on his annual trip in the Caribbean and is spending quality time with his son.

The pair were seen putting on life jackets before heading into the sea for water sports.

The X Factor judge's body is in stark contrast to the start of the year when he appeared larger around the waist as well as the face.

Earlier this year, Simon was forced to deny he had a gastric band fitted. 

He shocked America's Got Talent viewers when he stepped out looking remarkably different in August after shedding the pounds.

He told Best Magazine: "People have said: "Oh, he's had a gastric band fitted"- but I haven't. If I had, I would admit to it. This diet is all about what you put into your body."

Although, the music mogul did confess that the secret behind his slimmer figure was down to expert doctor's advice.

He revealed: "I met this doctor in LA and he told me my diet was appalling and I had to cut out fatty foods and certain drinks.

"I could see the difference. Cutting out sugar made a massive difference.

"The first few weeks were difficult, but then I actually stopped craving sugar.

"I had also found a brilliant gluten-free beer, which helps."

And he explained that he found watching his five-year-old snack on tasty treats the most difficult, adding: "The hardest part is when I see Eric eat pizza in front of me. That's really tough."

Simon also ditched the junk food following a health scare in October 2017, when he fell down the stairs in the middle of the night.

He used to binge on sausage rolls, hamburgers and his favourite jam tarts made by his personal chefs before converting to veganism.

"Within 24 hours I changed my diet and I’ve not looked back since. You feel better, you look better," he said.

"I cut out a lot of the stuff I shouldn’t have been eating and that was primarily meat, dairy, wheat, sugar — those were the four main things."

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