Simon Cowell Starts His Day With ‘500 Pushups’ and Ends It With ‘A Lot of Beers’
"I'll do 500 push ups in a day religiously, and if I can I like to have a workout," Cowell says. "Then I have a steam and a bath but I always have breakfast in bed."
While that schedule of physical activity explains how the 51-year-old stays in shape, he also treats himself to alcohol and stays up late every night. "I have a weird routine," he says. "I'll have a massage and then I'll have four or five beers ice cold … then I'll carry on until 4 or 5 in the morning and that kind of keeps me awake."
And it's probably not surprising that the man who has extremely high standards for the aspiring singers he judges holds the same standards for the quality of his living space.
"I'm obsessed with cleanliness for myself, so I will take a bath three times a day, sometimes a steam twice a day in addition to that," he says. "And the same thing in the house … I don't like clutter. That's why I think I'd find it difficult to have kids. Your house, I think, defines your mind. If you come into something which is chaotic, it means your head is chaotic, and I can't work that way."