Simon Cowell has admitted that he thinks all the current X Factor judges have been having plastic surgery.
Speaking to The Mirror, he was asked why the judges have been able to maintain their youthful glow.
“It begins with B and ends in otox. Louis started the trend'” Cowell said.
“How many years have I known Louis , when was Westlife 96-97? That’s 20 years and he hasn’t changed. He’s got more hair now and the bags have suddenly disappeared. It’s funny that.
“Sharon’s open [about Botox], she doesn’t care, and that’s what I love about her.”
Though when pressed about his own, er, ‘youthful glow’, Simon attributed it all to 'no stress’.
He also confirmed that he was already planning next year’s show, and that wouldn’t be changing the judging panel for the 2017 series
He said: “I really, really do think I can keep the same panel. What I learnt through social media or just friends, everyone was telling me what they wanted.
"They wanted the small rooms, they missed Louis, they missed Sharon, and they missed Nicole and Dermot of course, so when you can actually give them what they want and all get back together in the room again it was like five years disappeared.”
The head judge also hit out at rival music shows, saying that it was insane that there was now such a huge number of similar X Factor-style shows now on the telly.
“That’s what happens unfortunately but it happens in every genre, we had it in cookery shows. It happens, I’m not surprised.”
“Two music shows, no issue, but five shows on at the same time is insane. There’s nothing you can do about it, you’ve got to just try and make your own shows as good as possible.”