SIMON Cowell looks better than ever in new pictures released by The X Factor ahead of the live shows tonight.
The music mogul will miss the first episode however, after suffering a nasty fall at his home in London on Friday.
Rex Features Simon Cowell looked a picture of health in these official X Factor pictures
Simon told The Sun how his accident, which happened after he fainted, was a “shock to the system” when he returned home on from hospital.
Just days prior to this, Simon posed up with his fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh for the glamorous photoshoot.
Smiling into the camera, the 58-year-old stood with his hands in the pockets of his trademark jeans.
He cut a smart figure, choosing to put a tailored blazer over his favoured white shirt with an open colour.
Rex Features The snaps of the judges, including Sharon Osbourne, were taken just days before the music mogul suffered a fall at home Rex Features Nicole Scherzinger turned up the heat in her sexy snap
X Factor host Dermot O’Leary was also present at the shoot, and the group looked as though they were having a ball as the snaps were taken.
The news of Simon’s accident, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, saw his partner – and mother to his son Eric – Lauren Silverman fly back to the UK from New York.
Simon’s accident happened after he’d woken up feeling dizzy.
As he went downstairs to get himself a drink Simon lost consciousness and fell backwards on the flight of steps.
Rex Features While Louis Walsh looked dapper in black suit Rex Features And Dermot O'Leary looked his usual cheeky self
A source told The Sun on Friday: “He’s had every sort of test in hospital and is awaiting the results.”
Simon hopes to be back for Sunday’s live show and said when he returned home: “I will be back but I don’t know about tomorrow. I’m feeling OK.”
Rex Features The group looked as though they'd had a great time posing up for the photographs ahead of the first live shows of this series Simon Cowell gives a thumbs up after being rushed to hospital, fainting the day before X Factor live shows start
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