X Factor: Celebrity viewers can’t take their eyes off Simon Cowell’s glasses

His look has been likened to that of a very famous fictional character

It was a evening of high drama, stunning outfits and the usual quota of snarky remarks from the judges – but for many X Factor: Celebrity viewers, last night’s biggest talking point concerned what was on Simon Cowell’s face.

The talent show head honcho has been spotted out and about in reading glasses for over five years, but it seems fans are still not used to seeing him wearing them.

And although many fans turned the tables on Mr Nasty to take the mick on social media, several others felt his look gave him a certain specs appeal.

“Since when did Simon Cowell start looking like Harry Potter?!?” wondered one puzzled commenter on Facebook.

Louis, Nicole and Harry (Credit:

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Another Twitter user also noted Si, 60, passed more than a passing resemblance to the very popular fictional character.

They noted: “My child just said Simon looks like an old Harry Potter in his specs.”

“What the [bleep] does Simon look like?” exploded another viewer, who admittedly may have been distracted by Simon’s open shirt, showing off his chest.

However, not everybody thought his thin-framed bins should be consigned to one.

He didn’t go out in his specs for his 60th birthday party earlier this month (Credit:

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“Simon Cowell looks fabulous wearing spectacles,” one person insisted.

Another, possibly looking to copy Si’s style, asked: “What make are your glasses frame? 🤓”

Two fans who were locked in a deep discussion about how attractive they find his chest hair had differing views on how Simon’s glasses affected his attractiveness.

One said: “Can’t beat a bit of chest hair. The Harry Potter glasses tho 🤢.”

But he was specsy when stepping out with wife Lauren recently in Hollywood (Credit:

But the other replied: I didn’t see any glasses 👓… I can only see chest hair 😛💦.”

However, one disgruntled viewer used Simon’s appearance against him as they criticised the decision to eliminate Olivia Olson.

They fumed: “After seeing @SimonCowell wearing glasses I thought he must be losing his sight a bit, turns out it was his [bleep] hearing he has lost.

“What a joke you just made of the X Factor by putting @OliveOlson out. Disgrace.”

– The X Factor: Celebrity airs on Saturdays on ITV from 8.30pm

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Robert Leigh
Freelance writer

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