SIMON Cowell looked even slimmer as he stepped out of the water while holidaying in Barbados over Christmas.
The music mogul lostthree stone after a health scare made him transform his diet and turn vegan.
Relaxing in the sunshine, Simon looked happy and healthy with his muscular physique, tanned skin and sparkling smile.
Showing how much of a hands on dad he is, the 60-year-old looked like he was throwing himself into the activities with his son Eric, five, and partner Lauren Steadman.
Wearing a life jacket, he held Eric’s hand as they talked about what they were getting up to next.
Simon ditched meat and dairy as well as swapping low calorie beer for his normal tipple.
Not only has it helped him shed the pounds, but Simon says it’s made him a better dad to his son Eric.
Simon told HOAR: My memory’s better, my energy’s better. And when you’ve got a five year old you’ve got to be able to keep up with them because the minute they’re awake they’re all over the place. His energy is unbelievable.
So I was conscious of the fact I have to keep up with him energy wise and someone recommended this as the way to go.
I tried it and I stuck to it, it’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever done.
He decided to overhaul his lifestyle after collapsing in October 2017.
Doctors warned against him living like a vampire by staying awake each day until 8am saying it had to stop.
He recently said: I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, You have the worst diet I’ve ever met from any patient.
So I went, Okay, out of the smoking, the drinking, and diet, what do I have to drop? And he said, The diet. So I said, I’m in.