Simon Cowell breaks his vegan diet to tuck into some chips

Simon Cowell, 60, breaks his strict diet to treat himself to some chips as he tries to win lookalike son Eric, 5, a prize on a family trip at Winter Wonderland

He’s transformed his physique and lost two stone after adopting a strict vegan diet.

But Simon Cowell, 60, enjoyed some relief to his new regime by tucking into some chips on Thursday as he enjoyed a day at Winter Wonderland with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 42, and their son Eric.

The X Factor music mogul, 60, proved that he certainly was his son’s dad as they had the same hilarious reaction as he struggled to win a prize in one of the darts games.

That’s not in the plan! Simon Cowell briefly broke his strict vegan diet to tuck into a plate of chips as he enjoyed a day at Winter Wonderland with his son Eric on Thursday

After recently adopting his strict new diet, Simon seemed delighted to briefly break his fast as he tucked into chips after smothering them with tomato ketchup.

The TV judge tried to win Eric a prize by throwing darts at a board, but failed to his son’s disappointment.

Lauren was also wrapped up against the chilly weather in a black and white houndstooth jacket as she also grabbed a chip or two for the outing.

Hilarious: The X Factor music mogul attempted to win his son a prize during one of the darts games, sparking the same hilarious reaction from the pair


Slimmed down: After changing his diet Simon has lost a staggering two stone (pictured pre-weight loss in 2018), and the mogul said he wanted to get in shape for the sake of his son Eric

Transformed: The TV judge enjoyed the festive outing with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their young son


Delicious: Simon certainly seemed to be enjoying the break from his diet as he smothered his chips in tomato ketchip

Yummy: Simon covered his plate of chips in lashings of ketchup as he prepared to enjoy he treat in the midst of his vegan diet

Fun: Eric also seemed to be enjoying the fun day out with mum Lauren, as they enjoyed the festive atmosphere at Winter Wonderland

Eventually Simon was successful in winning young Eric a toy, and the schoolboy then had even more fun as he climbed into an inflatable ring before launching himself down the slide.

Lauren delightedly took her son on some of the rides available at Winder Wonderland, including a toy double becker bus. 

The former American Idol judge has been happily flaunting his two stone weight loss in recent weeks following a strict vegan diet. 

I want that one! Eric also seemed desperate for his dad to try and win him a cuddly toy on one of the darts games

Throw it! Simon seemed a knack hand at hurling the darts towards the board with a look of utter determination on his face

Transformed: The star previously said he was told by doctors he either had to quit smoking or change his diet to improve his health

Yummy: Lauren was also spotted picking up a bag of sweets from a nearby stall, as she and Simon treated Eric to the fun evening out

Simon admitted during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September that he drastically changed his diet so he could keep up with son Eric, five.

He 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!”‘

Larking about: Lauren then took her son on one of the rides, and he quickly perched himself at the top of the double decker bus


Larking about: American beauty Lauren seemed to be having a whale of a time with her son as he rode around on the pretend bus

What’s that? An ever-curious Eric was distracted by some of the sparkling lights on the edge of the ride

Playful: Young Eric will celebrate his sixth birthday in February, but already seemed to be anticipating the festive season

Don’t touch that! Lauren watched on as Eric rode around on the toy double decker bus

Speaking about the lifestyle change he added: ‘It was easier than I thought, and part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn’t sort myself out physically, I wouldn’t be able to catch up with him.

‘Because the minute he gets up to the minute he goes to sleep … their energy, you forget, at five years old, is phenomenal.’

Simon previously said he’d named his diet the Eric Cowell diet after his son, because the youngster loves to munch on raw vegetables.

Winter fun: Lauren then took Eric on a ride that saw him go speeding down a slide in an enormous inflatable rubber ring

Helping hand: He received a helping hand from one of the staff members to get going, while Lauren watched on with delight

Larking about: Eric seemed to be loving the fast ride as the rubber ring sped down the slide

Wow! Eric seemed be loving the impromptu winter ride as the ring sped down the slide to Lauren’s delight

Cosy: Lauren was effortlessly chic on the family outing as she wrapped up in a black and white houndstooth padded jacket

Lovely: She teamed her casual look with skinny jeans and boots and carried her essentials in a small tan leather bag

Need some help? After the first ride Lauren helped Eric to carry the wheel back up the top so he could try again

He said: ‘It’s like the Eric diet because he actually, apart from ice cream, he actually likes water. I mean, who likes water? And his raw vegetables. So I’m on like, the Eric Cowell diet.’

Simon had been centre stage over the weekend to see former TOWIE star Megan McKenna, 27, beat tough competition from Jenny Ryan and Max and Harvey to be crowned the winner of The X Factor: Celebrity.

In her path to victory in the series’ final episode Megan performed her song This as well as a rendition of Leona Lewis’s One More Sleep., and Simon noted that her strong performances were ‘redemption’ for her reality TV past.

And viewers were treated to an extra spectacle from judge Nicole Scherzinger as she slipped into a very racy ensemble to perform with The Pussycat Dolls for the first time in a decade. 


Beaming: Alongside perfect makeup, Lauren was warm and cosy in the chilly weather thanks to black knitted bobble hat

Smiling: Lauren was in high spirits as she headed to one of the rides with her adorable young son

Out and about: Simon was taking a break with girlfriend Lauren (pictured) and Eric following The X Factor: Celebrity final over the weekend

Time for another go! Eric seemed eager to go around the ride again as Lauren carried his ring back to the top of the slide

Deemed ‘too sexy’ for a pre-watershed performance, the Pussycat Dolls writhed and danced on chairs, before being drenched in water for the last part of their routine.

They performed a medley of their greatest hits including Loosen Up My Buttons Baby, When I Grow Up and Dontcha for the adoring crowd.

The day did not get off to the best of starts for Simon who arrived at the venue with a bloody gash on his forehead.   

Simon, who was forced to get a stitch after hitting his head on his front door, looked in high spirits despite the injury as he arrived alongside Lauren. 

It wasn’t long before Simon’s injury was covered with make-up, and he also made the quick change into a snazzy suit ahead of the live finale.

Sweet: Eric was all wrapped up in a little padded jacket with fun colourful print as he enjoyed the trip to Winter Wonderland with mum Lauren and dad Simon

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