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Amanda Holden jokes that Simon Cowell now has the ‘same waist size’ as her after weight loss

Amanda Holden jokes that Simon Cowell now has the ‘same waist size’ as her after overhauling his lifestyle and losing 20lbs following health scare

He’s been busy embarking on an incredible weight loss journey which has seen him lose 20lbs after adopting a healthier lifestyle.

And Amanda Holden joked that Simon Cowell now has the ‘same waist size’ as her, as the Britain’s Got Talent judges appeared on Lorraine alongside Alesha Dixon and David Walliams on Thursday.

The presenter, 48, said of seeing him for the first time after shedding the pounds: ‘I couldn’t believe it, he basically has the same waist size as me.’

‘Couldn’t believe it’: Amanda Holden joked that Simon Cowell now has the ‘same waist size’ as the pair appeared on Lorraine alongside Alesha Dixon and David Walliams on Thursday

When asked if Simon was now ‘thinner than David’, she joked: ‘Everyone is thinner than David.’

To which the man in question quipped: ‘He’s lost a tiny bit of weight but he’s not telling us how he’s done it. Is it the gastric band or sleeve? Are you doing a work out video for Christmas?’

Simon said he’d ‘do one’ with David, as he claimed it would ‘100 per cent’ sell, before Amanda said he lost the weight thanks to ‘skinny beer and being a vegan.’

Before: Pictured in September 2018

Making a change: Simon has been busy with his incredible weight loss journey, which saw him overhaul his lifestyle and lose 20lbs after health scare

Making a change: Simon has been busy with his incredible weight loss journey, which saw him overhaul his lifestyle and lose 20lbs after health scare (pictured left in September 2018)

Savage: When asked if Simon was now 'thinner than David', she joked: 'Everyone is thinner than David'

Savage: When asked if Simon was now ‘thinner than David’, she joked: ‘Everyone is thinner than David’

Agreement: David asked if Simon was planning to make 'a workout video' and Simon said he'd 'do one' with David, as he claimed it would '100 per cent' sell

Agreement: David asked if Simon was planning to make ‘a workout video’ and Simon said he’d ‘do one’ with David, as he claimed it would ‘100 per cent’ sell

Earlier this year, Simon hit back at claims he’s had a gastric band after his dramatic 20lbs weight loss.

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.

The judge has overhauled his lifestyle after a health scare in 2017, giving up sugar, fatty foods and unhealthy drinks.

‘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.

Weight loss secrets: Amanda said he lost the weight thanks to 'skinny beer and being a vegan'

Weight loss secrets: Amanda said he lost the weight thanks to ‘skinny beer and being a vegan’

They're back! The judges are currently preparing for Britain's Got Talent: The Champions

They’re back! The judges are currently preparing for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions

Simon joked the ‘hardest part’ is watching his son Eric, five, tuck into a greasy pizza in front of him.

Simon previously spoke candidly about changing his lifestyle and diet following his hospitalisation in October 2017 after fainting as a result of low blood pressure.

Speaking to Extra TV in June Simon said: ‘I went to see this guy who’s very well-known. And he said to me, after doing some blood work, ‘You can’t have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread or gluten’.’ 

First ever winner: The judges are currently preparing for Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, which will see show favourites like English tenor Paul Potts return to the stage

First ever winner: The judges are currently preparing for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, which will see show favourites like English tenor Paul Potts return to the stage

She's back: Ashleigh Butler also returns for the first time since the death of her beloved dog Pudsey, with whom she won the show in 2012, and will perform with new dog Sully

She’s back: Ashleigh Butler also returns for the first time since the death of her beloved dog Pudsey, with whom she won the show in 2012, and will perform with new dog Sully

The judges are currently preparing for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, which will see show favourites like English tenor Paul Potts and street dancer George Sampson return to the stage.

Ashleigh Butler also returns for the first time since the death of her beloved dog Pudsey, with whom she won the show in 2012, and returns with new dog Sully.  

However there is no place for Susan Boyle, who originally signed up for the show before pulling out at the 11th hour due to a scheduling clash. 

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will run for six weeks from August 31.  

Out soon: Britain's Got Talent: The Champions will run for six weeks from August 31

Out soon: Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will run for six weeks from August 31

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