Simon Cowell turns 56 today! Here's 21 of the BEST photos of the X Factor judge!

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Simon Cowell has been a part of our lives for over 20 years and today he turns 56! Happy Birthday young man!

He has been a judge on Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and has always been the man we love to hate.

His stern ways and critically harsh comments to contestants is what makes him so unique – and even to this day he remains the man that most aspiring singers live to impress!

We have gathered 21 of the greatest photos featuring the TV judge, including adorable pictures of him and his little man, Eric, funny moments with his bezzie mate, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and even a few cute ones of him and the woman he finally settled down with, Lauren Silverman.

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The pictures also confirmed his undying love for dogs, his admiration for super high-waisted black trousers and his amazing relationship with his mother, Julie, who passed away in July this year.

Simon is currently a judge on this year’s The X Factor, and is busy competing with Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to win the comeptition with one of his contestants from the overs category.

It was recently revealed that One Direction star, Louis Tomlinson will join the judge at his home in the next stage of the competition.

So we wonder what he will do to celebrate his birthday? Perhaps he’ll just have a quiet evening in with his cute new family? Or maybe he’ll splash out and treat himself to a life’s supply of open-neck white shirts and bottled beer? Both of which he is a huge fan of! He might even give his pals Louis Walsh and David Walliams a call for a lads night on the town? Who knows!

Whatever he gets up to, we hope Simon has a wonderful 56th birthday!

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 Alice Murray