The Simon Cowell Cushion Effect: Boosting

Simon Cowell has always been way above any of his X-Factor colleagues in terms of success, finances and global profile. He invented the show. But there's a reason for his seemingly unexplained physical advantage while sitting in the famous chairs: The Simon Cowell Cushion - a patented product.

An audience member at the Scottish auditions told The Sun: "We went down the front to get a photo during one of the breaks and noticed the booster seat It's Simon down to a T. He's a small man with a big opinion and a big personality." And they weren't wrong, in the pictures of Simon's old chair there is indeed a nice black leather cushion, or a booster seat, if you want to use the correct vernacular. However, a spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: "He is using a cushion for comfort." That would perhaps ring true if one of his co-judges on the show wasn't a certain 6"2 David Walliams. 

Simon's height seems to have translated into a fully blown Napoleon complex, if, that is, the cushion rumours are true. Piers Morgan has previously mocked his diminutive stature: "If you look carefully, Simon grows between shows. When we're on -Britain's Got Talent, he's smaller than me, then suddenly his three pillows arrive and he's taller than me."


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Rosewood

Everyone is assuming this cushion is for added height. Many people, myself included, sometimes use an extra cushion for comfort. Sitting on office chairs for hours can be very uncomfortable, and there is a gel-filled cushion being sold presently on American TV that is aimed at people who suffer from back pain due to long hours in a sitting position. One Fox News host admitted to using it, and highly recommended it on the air. That cushion looks very much like Simon's.

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