X Factor: New Dad Simon Cowell can’t stop smoking & daily drinking!

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Simon Cowell has admitted that he drinks every night and that he needs alcohol to get him to his ‘happy place’ at 2am every morning.

The music mogul is one of the most recognisable and successful men in the world but it seems that comes with it’s own pressures and in order to wind down the X Factor boss drinks vodka in the early hours in a bid to de-stress.

The star told The Radio Times that his alcohol consumption helps ‘spark creativity’ also but since he’s rather health conscious, he takes a myriad of supplements, vitamins and smoothies to counteract the effects of his drinking and smoking.

Simon has always been a heavy smoker and despite attempts to quit, it seems he just loves the deadly habit too much to give up. He said:

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“If I tried to cut out cigarettes completely, I would have a real problem: too boring. It’s the same with drinking.”

“For me, one or two in the morning, couple of vodka and limes, couple of cigarettes, I’m in a calm place: I can think.”

Simon recently became a dad for the first time and has been snapped strutting his stuff on Miami beach with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and baby Eric on a number of occasions this week.

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The new father is elated with his new family status and is planning to bring the tot home to the UK this week to meet his mother Julie for the first time. The baby was seen bonding with Lauren’s dad in the US last week.

Cowell is returning to the UK for the launch of Britain’s Got Talent next month and also for the beginning of his new West End show ‘I Can’t Sing.’

The Harry Hill penned musical has had it’s previews delayed twice in a week with bosses claiming technical difficulties have been causing problems.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!