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Simon Cowell hits back at claims he’s had gastric band after weight loss

He insists his diet is all about "what you put into your body"

Simon Cowell has denied he's had a gastric band fitted after his dramatic weight loss.

Over the past few months, the music mogul has stunned fans by revealing his new slimmed-down look after embarking on a vegan lifestyle.

But the Britain's Got Talent judge has revealed people have claimed that he's had a gastric band fitted to help him lose weight but he's insisted he hasn't.

Simon has denied he's had a gastric band fitted after his dramatic weight loss (Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN)

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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."

Simon went on to reveal that the secret behind his weight loss is cutting out sugar.

He added: "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. I could see the difference. Cutting out sugar made a massive difference.

"The first few weeks were difficult, but then I actually stopped craving sugar. I had also found a brilliant gluten-free beer, which helps."

Last month, the star revealed his good friend and ex-girlfriend Sinitta encouraged him to lose weight.

Simon pictured last year (Credit: Wenn)

He told the Daily Star: "I've never felt better. It was Sinitta who pointed at my stomach last year in Malibu and I went: 'I get it.'"

He went on to say that his doctor advised him to improve his diet, and cut back on the six glasses of mango juice he was drinking a day.

Simon added: "Now I've changed my diet, gone vegan, cut out red meat. I've lost two stone and four inches off my waist."

This diet is all about what you put into your body.

Last week, Sinitta revealed the moment she told Simon he needed to lose weight.

In a video showed on Lorraine, the singer said: "We had just finished filming X Factor last year. Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Diane Warren, everybody was there.

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"And as we were leaving, I was kissing [Simon] goodbye and saying thank you, and as I said bye I whispered in his ear, 'Baby, I'm really sorry to say this but... I love you so much, and I've got to do this.'

"'You're too handsome, you're too fabulous, to let yourself go like this.'"

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