Simon Cowell has finally got his star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.

The music mogul was honoured with the star on 22 August, and being one of the world’s most famous men, celebrated surrounded by a whole host of his megastar pals.

Kelly Clarkson, who won the first American Idol in 2002, gave the speech, with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, model Heidi Klum, Mel B, boyband CNCO, Queen frontman Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis among the guests watching Simon receive the honour.

Most of the music artists watching the ceremony had been discovered by Simon.

His BGT co-stars Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden also flew out to LA to join in the festivities.

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His son Eric, girlfriend Lauren Silverman and her son from a previous relationship Adam were all there to congratulate Simon.

Accepting the honour, Simon said: ‘I was a massive fan of American television, American movies, when I was growing up. I remember the first time I came to Hollywood, a long time ago and thinking it was the most magical place. And now I’m looking down at this, it’s so surreal.

‘Lauren, you have been my rock over the last few years. And one thing I was thinking about today was who would have got the biggest kick out of this and it’s my mum and dad, and they are not here.

‘I have a feeling they are looking down. And now I look over to my son, Eric, and say, ‘maybe one day you will get one of these as well’.’

Simon’s star is number 2,642 on the Walk Of Fame.

He added: ‘It’s been a blast, the last 18 years. And if anyone says fame is a bad thing, I don’t know what they are talking about because it’s the best thing in the world.’

Simon first became a household name in 2001 when he sat on the panel for Pop Idol. He’s now said to be worth £300million.

He’s also gearing up for the new series of The X Factor, due to air on 1 September with Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda, Louis Tomlinson as judges.

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With just two weeks to go until the new series, things are hotting up on the X Factor front,

In a new trailer, he can be seen telling a hopeful: ‘I don’t like it, I Love it!’

Unfortunately for Rob, we’ve all heard that somewhere before, and head judge Simon pipes up: ‘That’s my line!’

The judges’ categories have apparently been revealed already, and this year Simon has the girls, Robbie has the groups, Ayda gets the Overs while Louis has the boys.



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