How tall is Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

English TV Personality known for his work on Pop Idol/American idol/X Factor as a judge. He has stated his height is "about 5ft 9", but he does look to wear chunky heels a lot of the time.

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Average Guess (81 Votes)
5ft 7.23in (170.8cm)
simon (not cowell who is very tall) said on 12/Sep/19
listen, I think this talented man is super TALL and doesn't need Cuban heels or as some people put 'hooves'. this fills me with rage and I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW I--- I mean simon cowell is the same height, if not taller than Olly Murs (including the three quarters) maybe wears Cuban heels to feel confident about himself, why is no one questioning Olly murs??
0/10 stars he IS 5ft 8 and a whole 3 quavers xx
Kurt Hannon said on 20/Aug/19
Look at pic of him with Brittany...I figure hes perching about as high as her ...Rationale being, he would probably try and perch as high as he could but could not physically perch any higher than Brittany ...So calling this equal...but Brittany is officially 5ft 4 ...this puts Cowell at 5ft 6 maybe 7 ...he needs downgrade .
Kurt Hannon said on 20/Aug/19
Im afraid this is wrong and hes finally been rumbled ..Do a search on Simon Cowell in bare feet...He was filmed with his 1.69 girlfriend in his bare feet and her wearing flip flops of a similar brand to my wife's. These give my wife barely 1/4 inch but shes way taller ...
I just knew there was something weird about this guys strange foot ware and crazy cover over jeans....He must be lifting into 4 inch territory..
Check pics of him with her in these shoes.....this needs major downgrade ...hIs legs weird looking ...id say normal frame but very short legs.....5ft 6 at best ..
Paul Wood said on 19/Jul/19
He's only an inch and half below average UK male height but I think he's quite sensitive about it. I've always thought he might wear lifts sometimes.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jun/19
I have just been watching Simon on the Ellen DeGeneres show, chatting about his little son Eric. He told Ellen how they go cycling together, and she picked up on the fact that he wasn't wearing a crash helmet. She then presented him with a crash helmet, Ellen-style, which was moulded in the shape of Simon's renowned hairstyle!

Did he laugh? Well, what do you think?

5ft8.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Mar/19
Good old Simon Cowell! I am watching an old 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' from one Christmas Day 🎄❄️ dating back some years now and Simon is playing alongside fellow judge Neil Fox, and looks quite tall next to Foxy! Simon is playing for Battersea Dogs (and Cats!) home, which is a charity that I started supporting with a monthly donation when a little oriental lady knocked on my door last Halloween - dressed as a cat!

I can't wait to tell you how much they win for their charities. I think it's great that Simon is putting his love of dogs before anything else - but only in this instance! We know how much the man does for a huge number of charities, and I even read that he paid off the mortgage for the struggling family of a disabled child, which must have been pushing £100K or so. I remember it was a jaw-dropping amount.

I have never seen Simon as a small man, and I don't know why the blazes he has ever been regarded as such! The crunch will come, of course, when we see Chris Tarrant standing with the pair because he is simply going to tower over the both of them!

A few minutes later....🤑⌚️

The two of them won £32K for their charities. Neil Fox gave his £16K to the Princess Alice Hospice and we know that Simon's £16K went towards feeding many a furry little mouth from that superb animal home! What a cheer-you-up Saturday night this is proving to be! I didn't get the chance to compare Simon and Neil to the super-tall Chris, but I suppose you can't have everything!

I would have given Simon 5ft8 regardless.

How ironic is this, folks? The next pair of Celebrity contestants are soprano singer Lesley Garrett 🙉 AND FELLOW DOG LOVER PAUL O'GRADY! 🐩🐕 His 'For The Love of Dogs' programme looks into the lives of our canine companions from the Battersea home!
Damn Daniel said on 21/Feb/19
Lmao the guy before me. @Miiiiiiighty_- "Oversized dwarf" Im literally in tears lolll
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 15/Feb/19
Honestly payed attention because I don't watch the shows where he officiate but saw a video on FB where he is "guinea pig" for an illusionist's trick..
I was shocked and came here asap, only to discover he wears huge lifts ( the picture that illustrates his page sums it up )..

His body proportion are weird, I to me there's no way he is 5'9 and even 5'8 seems really doubtful..
His legs are really short, huge head, long torso and short arms... Almost looks like an oversized dwarf..
I think he has to be in 5'7 territory, can't be much more than that really.
P.W. said on 8/Feb/19
He's 5'6" - 5'6.5" max. Unfortunately for him his proportions aren't good, short fat legs, big head and wide chest, which make him look short even with his 3" heels and lifts.
I'd like to see him walk on stage in the x-factor bare-footed side by side with his fellow judges lol.
Chad Clement said on 15/Oct/18
He's so short that Tom Cruise would tower over him! 5'6.5 max for Simon Cowell
Legit5'9 said on 4/Oct/18
Rob,do you really think this guy is around your height ?
Wears always 3 inches heels and doesn't manage to appear taller than 5'9
downgrade needed,5'7 at max
Editor Rob
He wears a cowboy style heel, which can make him look over 5ft 8, but I can't see him as short as 5ft 7-7.5 for instance.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/18
Early this afternoon, I had the choice of watching the rest of an 'Inspector Morse' episode (which I have anyway!), or catching up on last week's 'X' Factor. I'm so glad I chose the latter, or I'd have missed out on my chance to see the audition of one 16-year-old lad called Brendan.

This little lad chose the wrong type of song for his audition and it didn't suit his soprano-style voice. Simon saw the talent in the boy and decided that he should re-audition with Kate Bush's 'This Woman's Work'.

The tackling of any Kate Bush song - and do it justice - is no easy task, yet Brendan managed it, third attempt, as Simon allowed him to read from the sheet of lyrics so that he would remember them. Well, it was third time lucky and, as the song reached its climax, the boy dramatically screwed up the word sheet and hit the high notes! All 4 judges gave him a 'yes' and he received a standing ovation. I somehow think we'll be hearing more from Brendan and that one day he'll be on Celebheights! Right now, he has doubtless got more growing to do...

When the judges all stood up at the end, we could see how Robbie Williams is by far the tallest of the judges, but I reckon on Rob's 5ft8 for Simon, regardless of the fact that he is a known lift wearer. If I was a guy, I'd probably wear them too! 😉
Tod Charming said on 30/Aug/18
I was so suprised to hear that Simon Cowell is "5'9" because his look and big personality makes him seem at least 6 feet. But then, I was even more suprised to find out that he's probably shorter than 5'9 because he wears heels and lifts. I feel like if he stood barefoot, he would shock us with a 5'7 measurement!
Louis W said on 17/Jun/18
Always wearing lifts very small man no way is he 5'8
6ftMedium said on 4/Jun/18
Without lifts 5'7 very short legs.
Thunderfin said on 18/Apr/18
Lol, I love how he always pulls his jeans over his stupid boots to conceal them. Simon, we're not that stupid.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 14/Jan/18
Solid 171, no way he’s 172.
Simon said on 6/Jan/18
Give him an inch less in heels that Spears above and say he is 2 inches taller... so that gives us 3 inches between them. Spears is 5'4 therefore he is 5'7 ish
Junior said on 31/Dec/17
Maybe rob over listed Ant McPartlin and Declan Donelly if Simon was a full 5'8. I estimate Ant is 5'7.75" and Dec is 5'5 on the dot.

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Anonymous said on 27/Nov/17
How tall is simon's brother? I wonder where he got his height from?
Blake said on 27/Nov/17
Rob, you chopped down Robert Downey Jr to a weak 5 ft 8 is Simon Cowell a candidate for a weak 5 ft 8 also?
Editor Rob: it depends how thick you would say his footwear is...he likes a cowboy or cuban heel
Anonymous said on 12/Nov/17
Rob what do you think is the size of his head. Looks huge to me
Editor Rob: that never occurred to me, a quick glance I still wouldn't have said for 5ft 8 range it was huge, but more than average yes.
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/17
Everybody look at his feet on the live shows this week,and see if he is wearing shoe lifts.
Nik said on 22/Sep/17
My height - without lifts!
Essex boy said on 17/Sep/17
Anyone see the pictures of Simon cowell walking barefoot along the street with Lauren Silverman? He's clearly shorter than her, I don't think she's short but looking at pictures of her with others, I can't see her being taller than 5'6/5'7 (look at her and tulisa- listed as a generous 5'6 on this site). I genuinely can't see anymore than 5'6 for him. Please have a look!!
Cameron said on 30/Aug/17
@Height Professor It seems like he's intentionally buying suits that are too big to try and fool people. I'd say this guys 5'7.5" without lifts. His proportions seem about right for that.
Height Professor said on 22/Aug/17
5'8 with regular shoes 5'10 with elevator shoes. Obvious lift wearer with this body type everyone can tell he's wearing lifts lol
Nolan said on 11/Aug/17
172 cm without lifts
Jackie said on 28/Jul/17
I really find it hard to believe yhat he's anything over 5'7". If he wears what seem to be 3 inch heels most of the time and claims 5'9" then he must be 5'9.5"-5'10" max in those heels. My bet is on a weak 5'7" tbh.
Slim 181 cm said on 14/Jul/17
He's got the proportions of a 5'7.5 guy, cmon rob, there's no way this guy is your height!
Slim 181 cm said on 13/Jun/17
The guy is 171 or 172. 171 being more likely.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/May/17
@ Alan Lightfoot - The chances of Simon Cowell being 5ft2 or even 5ft4 are about as likely as your feet weighing a couple of ounces each!
Simon gets 5ft7.75 today - without lifts!
Alan Lightfoot said on 24/May/17
Shorter than Declan Donnally for sure on production set..... which is short about 5 ft 4 in max in lifters to boot so about 5ft 2 in same as Bono
Prime minister x said on 4/May/17
He is 5,7
Peter175 said on 1/May/17
If he's 5'8, Zayn is no more than 5'7.5
NotSoShort said on 29/Apr/17
Also, about Christian's point, it doesn't matter what you claim to be, if somebody thinks you're short, you're short, i've tried claiming 178 cm (5ft 10), but it seems that people adjusts their opinions based of what you say, if you claim 175 cm (5ft 9) the ideal man's height is 180 cm (5ft 11), if you claim 178 cm (5ft 10), the ideal man's height magically becomes 183 cm (6ft) and so on, so numbers as not as important as what you look.
NotSoShort said on 29/Apr/17
@Revisionist: You give such a wonderful piece of advice, and i get the feeling that you stand where i'm, and you understand why i feel short, i know that i shouldn't feel self-conscious about my height, but i just can't help it, let me paint you i picture of it.
When your crush calls you shorty, when your best friend calls you shorty too, when your entire group of friends cracks jokes about your height, when you become a reference for short men, when you get picked as being the shortest in the class even though there is a god damn 165 cm (5ft 5) guy right next to you, when 170 cm (5ft 7) girls think they're taller than you and when your brother's girlfriend is shocked that you're short upon first meeting you ...

These are just some of the reasons of why i developed such an idea about height, it seems that the more i get obsessed with height, the more people keep noticing that i'm short, same as you, i didn't care about height until i was 20, i even never measured it before (and completely forgot doctors measurements), it was of course until someone called me short that my obsession began, and it gradually grew.

The conclusion that i came up with is that its all about the image that you reflect, if you're overly obsessed with your height, and somewhat insecure about it, people will also notice, if you're comfortable with whatever you've got, people will notice less.
Revisionist said on 27/Apr/17
Christian also makes a great point. 5'9" might be the ugliest figure because few celebrities (who are popular reference points for the masses) that claim to be that height are actually even close. Almost everyone who is 176cm will say at least 5'10. After all, 171.5cm Bieber is 5'10 also!

I probably wouldn't claim 5'10 unless I magically grow 1.5cm. What I'm tempted to do whenever a height discussion pops up is play along with however the game is progressing. For example, my colleague who is about 4cm taller than me claiming to be 6'0. I guess that makes me comfortably over 5'10, right? Not too short at all. If he claims 6'2, then I guess I'm a 6-footer! Bieber fans proclaiming that he's 5'10? That makes me a weak 6-footer.
Revisionist said on 27/Apr/17
@ NotSoShort, being 175-177cm is a very tricky spot because it's very borderline and has 50% of the population above you and 50% below you. On any given day, we can actually feel sort of tallish if we randomly encounter a disproportionate percentage of men who are a bit below average, but sometimes we'll bump into a taller than average sample size of people, and we can feel sort of short. Overall though, we usually shouldn't feel anything unless we've developed a complex. For more than a decade, I didn't really notice or care about height because a vast majority of men are around my height, give or take an inch, and most women are significantly shorter. Recently, for the first time since I was a child, I was called short by a colleague, who was ignorant about height. That's when my obsession began.

Most people don't have a clue about height. Most people who are a good inch shorter than you will believe that they're the same height or even taller. I have a friend that I peg at 183-184cm, and he thought we were the same height even though he almost towers me! Just stand tall, maintain good posture, and you'll hold your own against men who aren't giants. A few months ago, my standing height was probably a good inch lower than my maximum measured height. Posture makes a huge difference, and standing tall makes you look confident. Rob mentions in his article that personality also plays a big role on how tall/short people perceive you. Someone who has poise and confidence will likely be perceived as bigger than he really is. Being really slim, I always wear tighter clothing, particularly trousers, and that has an enormous impact on how tall you look.
NotSoShort said on 27/Apr/17
@Revisionist

I guess you're right, i've been comparing my height to random people on the street for the past week, and i noticed that i'm taller than around 80% of the women i came across (considering that the average woman's height in my country is 165 cm or 5ft 5in), and i'm taller or have the same height as 50% (maybe little bit less) of men (man's average height is 175 cm or 5ft 9in in my country).

Still, a solid 5ft 8in or even 7in could be considered taller than me, i had a friend who's that height, but everyone thought he stood taller than me, i had to prove it by standing next to him and people were in shock, i can't understand how i managed to look that short, any tips on how to look like my height ?
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 25/Apr/17
@Revisionist

Well-thought-out comment.
Revisionist said on 22/Apr/17
NotSoShort, 5'9" is average because it is a fact.

If you're "short," then you're probably not even 176cm. If you were, you would be the same height or taller than 50% of the population and wouldn't feel short. Who cares about your group of friends? Lebron James might be considered "short" among his group of friends if his group of friends is all over 7-feet tall. A group of friends is more representative than the millions of people who have been measured scientifically?
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 22/Apr/17
NotSoShort said on 16/Apr/17
I wouldn't give him more than 5ft flat (170 cm), for someone who wears such flagrant lifters, the height insecurity is obvious.
Also even if he was 5ft 9in (175 cm) he'd still be quite a shorty, i'm 178 cm (5ft 10) straight out of bed, and could go down to 176 cm (5ft 9.25in) by night, still, most of my friends consider me a short guy, even i consider myself a little bit on the short side, i don't understand why most people claim 5ft 9in as average, maybe to make themselves feel more secure ?

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Depends on where you live, but in the US 5ft9 is pretty much average. The reason why your friends call you short probably, is because so many 5ft7 or 5ft8 guys claim it to the point where it becomes depreciated. A genuine 5ft9.25 isn't short at all. If I were you and don't want to be called short, I would just claim 5ft10 or 5ft11, although claiming 5ft11 would be going overboard.
NotSoShort said on 16/Apr/17
I wouldn't give him more than 5ft flat (170 cm), for someone who wears such flagrant lifters, the height insecurity is obvious.
Also even if he was 5ft 9in (175 cm) he'd still be quite a shorty, i'm 178 cm (5ft 10) straight out of bed, and could go down to 176 cm (5ft 9.25in) by night, still, most of my friends consider me a short guy, even i consider myself a little bit on the short side, i don't understand why most people claim 5ft 9in as average, maybe to make themselves feel more secure ?
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
Good downgrade, Rob. This guy goes to bed wearing heels (probably with lifts) but often doesn't exactly tower over Seacrest. I think you could even argue 172 cm, but 5'8" flat is probably perfect.
175.5 barefoot said on 21/Mar/17
5ft 7 max!!!!.
Nik said on 26/Feb/17
@Bran

A regular short guy is someone who is more like 5ft 5 or 5ft 6.
Paddy said on 25/Feb/17
Simon my height, 5'7" no more no less
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/17
I don't know why people are always rambling on about Simon Cowell being a short-arse! He does not look short in my opinion at all! He looks on the lower end of average, or just below, so he gets half an inch over 5ft8 from this particular S. Cowell 🐮
Revisionist said on 22/Feb/17
Some really strong points made here.

If Cowell were really 174cm, he wouldn't always look short-to-barely average. Guys in this range often at worst look slightly below average to very average with good posture and NO footwear tricks. However, even in his elevator shoes, he never appears above average, whereas a genuine 174cm guy looks well above average and even slightly tall with big shoes since he could pass for 5'10.5 barefoot. I think that calling him 5'6 is too extreme, but on the other hand 5'8.5 is more than just generous. I cannot imagine him at more than 5'8 flat in the afternoon. Something in the 5'7.5" range fits better for him. Maybe his horribly stubby limbs and massive head are working so badly against him that we're shortchanging him, but if he looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...

BTW, a genuine 174cm guy who ALWAYS wears big heels and oftentimes even has lifts is unlikely to call himself "about 5ft 9" since he is clearly trying to pass himself off as 2 inches taller than he is! It would make a lot more sense for him to claim 5'10. Otherwise, why all the footwear tricks when you're openly honest about your height already? The biggest lift wearers either lie or simply refuse to discuss their heights (Cruise, Pitt, Bieber, Diesel, Stallone). Cowell is no different. Only with significant help can be look 5'9.
Lodge said on 12/Feb/17
What a joke, I've met the man on two different occasions. For reference I'm 178.5cm in the morning and close to 177cm at night. First time he was in shoes at A Britain's Got Talent Audition in Edinburgh, got an autograph from him and he was exactly my height (I was in converse) so I'd say 5'10" in those heels. Second occassion was last summer: saw him in a queue for a hot dog at a beach in Cornwall (go figure) and he was in sandals. I was in flip flops and he was no taller than my eye level. I'd say between 5'6" and 5'7" max. He's a shortish guy of around 5'6.5" who wears elevator shoes to boost his own ego, I'd say his heels give him 3-4 extra inches in height. You can even see it in pics, his arms are far too short for his legs and so is his torso.
heelshealheight said on 3/Feb/17
Without heels, Simon's rather small (5ft6max). However, I refuse to criticize him for wearing heels. Women do it-why not men? At least in his case, he's not wearing those ridiculously stilt-like heels most women are wearing nowadays. His heels are even less than the 'kitten' heels girls wear. Men tend to be insecure about their height, especially if they're less than 5ft7. I guess I shouldn't complain for being a lanky/gaunt mid-6footer (albeit looking more like a Gothic-style grave-digger..;-)) No one is perfect.
Adam said on 26/Jan/17
I'm pretty convinced that he wears lifts which he covers with his long trousers... here's a photo ! Click Here I think he is a 5ft 7.25 nothing more !
Johnson said on 8/Jan/17
Louis Walsh is not taller than him he is the same size there are pics of both together
typing... said on 19/Dec/16
Seems more like. 5'7.5-172cm no more.
DirectorKrennic said on 19/Dec/16
Simon is 5'7.5" tops. At most he would be 5'8 on a good day.
Simon said on 11/Dec/16
Pretty simple to gauge:
Pic shows Cowell barefoot with his partner Lauren Silverman side by side on the beach. Lauren is noted as being 5"5.

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Not including his questionable height lengthing hairstyle.. ha.. he must be 5"6 or 5"6.5 maximum.
Ali said on 19/Oct/16
I can't see any more than 5'6 for Cowell. Even with heels on he looks short.
lee said on 11/Sep/16
met simon in barbados on beach no shoes .about the same height and im 5ft 7.5. also been scuba diving with tom cruise he was alittle shorter around 5ft 6.
D said on 12/Aug/16
Sn00039 or whatever , haha, why not upgrade harry to 6 ft 1 ? Will you be happy then? I'm 1.83 and tower a lot of people, do you see harry does the same? He is not lower than 1.75 though
SSN0009 said on 24/Jul/16
he is 2.5 inches shorter than harry styles. so please upgrade harry to atleast 5'10.5''
Ash said on 13/Jul/16
I'd say he's about 5' 8.25"
Arch Stanton said on 16/May/16
Not true Mojo. I've seen barefoot pics of him with Sinita and a few others and he didn't look under 5 ft 8.
Parker said on 13/May/16
MojoRollJo said on 12/May/16
Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue were in the photo alongside Cowell too and, even with Whitney not standing up fully straight, she was still like Gandalf with the hobbits.

Simply not true

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MojoRollJo said on 12/May/16
As well as his heels/shoes-with-lifts, Cowell also has a disproportionately big head (literally) and that voluminous, 'stacked' haircut on top of it. But he's only 5' 6"...
MojoRollJo said on 12/May/16
Cowell is 5' 6" at the MOST. All the times I've seen him on TV, I've always been struck by what a fairly pint-sized man he is. 5' 3" Cheryl Cole (as well as 5' 2" Dannii Minogue) in high heels has always stood taller than him in his own heels. If Cowell really were 5' 8.5" (and he's NOT), then he would have been the same height (or close!) as Whitney Houston when they were photographed together backstage at The X Factor UK in 2009. Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue were in the photo alongside Cowell too and, even with Whitney not standing up fully straight, she was still like Gandalf with the hobbits.
Pat said on 7/Apr/16
Sorry mate 5' 8.5" for Simon has got to be one of your most inaccurate heights on this website.

Just google pictures of him with his wife on the beach (barefoot), he's virtually the same height as her yet in formal events he towers over her when SHE has heels on! Her listed height online is coming ijn at 5'3", so based on the beach photos he's 5'5" at best. Please do the research and correct this.
Rojina said on 21/Dec/15
This one is a LIE!
dci said on 2/Nov/15
He is struggling to walk on xfactor even more this year. Them shoes must have the heel plus a lift. His proportions are all wrong and where his knees are when we walks suggests huge lifts.I can't see him at more than 5.6 and a half
Essex watcher said on 25/Oct/15
Did anyone see xfactor last night. Looked about the same as Louis Tomlinson listed at 5'7.75 even with his massive heels hidden by his long trousers. Was also shorter than 5'9" olly murs again wearing the same shoes. This guys body proportions are all wrong for anyone who is anywhere near 5'8" you might think it's genetic but the fact that he wears those silly trousers means the only explanation is enormous lifts. No way he's over 5'6". If he really was anyway near 5'8" and wore those shoes he'd look tall compared to average people. He never does, and always looks odd!
GMan88 said on 12/Oct/15
I worked as an electrician on Idol for 18 months and met him a few times during rehearsal. I'm 5.7 flat without shoes and about 5'7.5 with sneakers and he is definitely around 5.6ish as he was barely an inch taller than me with his ginormous boots with heels.
J6footer said on 4/Oct/15
Look at this recent picture with his girlfriend Lauren:

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Cowell always seems to wear trousers or jeans which are obviously long in length and covering his boots. This length in trousers would look normal on a man who is 5'11 or taller but this picture suggests his actual height may be 5'7.5. The boots he wears has probably 2 inches worth of heel which would give him around 1.5 inches of height making him 5'9 in this picture. This is just my opinion but I think the 5'8.5 listing is wrong.
Cowell88 said on 27/Sep/15
Great example of a guy super insecure about his height. Always purposely covers his heels up with jeans because he wears large heels + lifts inside them. Wouldn't be surprised if he's 5'7.5" to be honest.
CD said on 17/Sep/15
Rob could you see yourself eye to eye and chin to chin with Cowell? He seems to have a 9.5 range head. I think you'd be a very similar height to him too.
[Editor Rob: he might be just a 5ft 8 guy, his heels at times are hard to see how thick, his jeans cover them a lot.]
Jay Riley said on 15/Sep/15
5'8.25 most accurate as his afternoon height.
M.Mack said on 11/Sep/15
So Louis is a tiny bit taller than Cowell then, I thought standing together they were level the same but the footwear could explain this.
M.Mack said on 9/Sep/15
Rob in your opinion roughly how tall is Louis Walsh?
[Editor Rob: Louis himself claimed 5ft 9, I think he probably isn't far from it really...compared to cowell who usually has bigger footwear, I think you could argue cowell might be 5ft 8 flat.]
Patrick O'Connel said on 30/Aug/15
Hello Rob,
This is an interesting link in which is stated alot about his height and footwear.
Click Here
According to this site his cuban heels give him 3 inches.
I think Britney Spears is 5'8 in her high heels and simon seems a full 2 inches taller.
This would make simon 5'7.75 or a 5'8 flat barefoot ( 172 / 173 cm )
This is just an observation not a statement haha
[Editor Rob: getting 2 inches from a good thick cuban heel is possible, but 3-inches would need a lift in them to get anywhere near that. I think he wears 1.7-1.8 style boots a lot.]
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 13/Jun/15
I think Cowell is 5'8 flat. If Cowell was 5'8.5 he probably wouldn't say "about 5'9" he'd just round up and say "5'9" straight out
B19 said on 24/May/15
I have met Simon several times. He is himself 5'6 with heels up to 5'8-5'9 I am 5'10 and on all my photos with him he is clearly shorter (even with heels)
MD said on 3/Mar/15
With 5'9"(ish) Harry Styles:

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I'd safely say we can assume that they both having something in their footwear (or if, not, they are both in heeled shoes), so I'm not sure anyone is getting a significant advantage in this one. There is no way Simon is only half-an-inch shorter. This is about as close to a direct, lined-up side-to-side shot are you're going to get.
Steve Perkins said on 2/Mar/15
Well i wouldnt be suprised if he is 5'7.75 (172 cm) barefoot
173 said on 9/Dec/14
I don't get this listing. Spears is at most 5'7.5 with her heels in the picture making Cowell at most 5'9 in total but that's with the massive cuban heels? Surely he's 5'7
dci said on 17/Nov/14
This listing has to be wrong....the guy always wears elevator shoes covered by his jeans/trousers and appears average in them
DrJJ said on 14/Oct/14
2 inches of cuban heel and another 2 inches of wedge inside the custom made shoe. He's another 5' 6" bloke to go with Cruise, Bieber and Cillian Murphy among others....
John86 said on 27/Sep/14
Based on this photo:

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He looks to be getting about 2.5" from his shoes, akin to a small set of heels. No doubt about it that these are specially designed shoes to mask the lifts and heel as much as possible but it's still quite clear from the angle up close like in the picture. I'd give Cowell a flat 5'8, even possibly 5'7.5". In those shoes he would be around 5'10.5", so the average man would assume he is 5'9ish up close which is respectably average and not short, thus he doesn't get many height remarks.

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largefella said on 9/Jul/14
Ok so i met louis walsh up close and he is a weak 5'8. Im a good judge of height. To be be honest he i expected 5'9 but he has long proportions so he doesnt look relatively short.
Mack said on 5/Jul/14
This is possibly the most obviously incorrect listing i'v ever seen, did Cowell Pay for this listing? haha 5"7 max, I would say barefoot, and im measuring him with measuring tape he is 5"6.5. But il give him 5"7. Never have I seen a more obvious example of huge lifts in my life
Crash said on 24/Jun/14
Come on, look at his jeans in that pic! He's clearly got something to hide lol.
j said on 14/Jun/14
does people not understand that if u wear 3 inch heels, that doesn't mean your three inches taller it means your about 2inchs taller
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
5'6" LOL. Clueless. He has typical solid stocky 5'8" proportions when barefoot, quite a big mesomorph upper body and short legs
fsd said on 6/Mar/14
this guy is easily anywere from 5'6 ft -5'7ft britney 5'4 ft with 3 inch heels is clearly 5'7 ,there's a 2 inch diff which makes him a 5'9 with those cuban heels that add 2-3inches
MD said on 26/Feb/14
I don't get this listing. At a height of almost 5'9", he'd be able to pull of looking near 6'0" in his special boots. Not even in his boots does he ever come off looking well above average.
Bran said on 24/Feb/14
Not so sure on this listing to be honest Rob,; this might interest you abit though,:
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Dec/13
Howabout Louis Walsh, Rob?

He's listed at 5ft9 and I think he might edge out Cowell
[Editor Rob: that is the height he claimed to be]
SimonLover said on 23/Dec/13
He's about 5'7 and wears custom made Cuban heels that add about 3 inches to his height. He wears his pants too long to try to cover the heels. He uses a booster seat on Britain's Got Talent so he looks taller than the women. He is EXTREMELY self conscious of his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
Rob, any guesses on Pete Waterman?

He claims 6ft. But I think he's 5ft11 at most,
[Editor Rob: at his peak he could have been near to it... ]
Marc said on 23/Nov/13
He is taller than ellen who is 5ft7
danraz said on 11/Nov/13
My relative passed him in L.A and he's a good 5 feet 7 in lifts. She's 5 feet 6 in flats.
Bran said on 21/Oct/13
Common guys he's no shorter than 5ft8-9, if he was 5ft7 he would look like a regular short guy, but no he looks just below average
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 12/Oct/13
Rob, do you think simon cowell really does wear elevators/lifts?
Greg said on 1/Oct/13
I believe Simon is around 5'7"ish, and meticulously wears jeans of a length that cover his shoes. I'm not sure where 5'8.5" comes from, Rob, but it's noticeably incorrect.
Ben said on 21/Sep/13
On Top Gear, he didn't get dwarfed too badly by a roughly 6'5" Jeremy Clarkson. He almost looked 5'10.5" or 5'11". Indeed, Clarkson wears slippers and Cowell probably wears 2.6 inch elevator shoes. Therefore, I'd say 5'8.5" to 5'9" is accurate. Also, that show was 10 years ago now so he may be down on height now.
Alex said on 13/Sep/13
Everyone on here seems to be forgetting the fact his elevator shoes are at least 3 inches at the heel. its all in the angles of those feet. Come on people. 5ft 6" tops.
Julie said on 10/Sep/13
I am 5'8.5" and have met Simon in the flesh. He is 5'7" and about the same height as an ex ... This is how I know
Nikol said on 29/Aug/13
I love Simon alot but simon is shorter than me. Because my tall is (186)
Mike Stone said on 22/Aug/13
He's a lot taller standing on his wallet.
Parker said on 12/Aug/13
Here's Simon Cowell with 5'5.5 Declan Donnelly. Declan has a decent pair of dress shoes on I would imagine give him ~1.25 inches.
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Cowell is standing about 3.5 inches taller, but would bet he has an extra inch of footwear from his boots. So Dec 5'51/2" and Simon ~5'8 barefoot would be my guess. 5'10 and change in his boots.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Aug/13
Looks 5'8 range on telly. I don't know why the media has had a go at his height before but then again wearing massive heels doesn't help lol.
Alex said on 8/Aug/13
He's 5ft 5" bang on. Walked close to him at Sandy Lane and a mate worked with him at BMG records.....despite current ego, mate said he was a very nice bloke.
Dan said on 18/Jun/13
My uncle has a picture with him. My uncle is 5'7. Cowell looks about 1-1.5 inches taller than my uncle, but if you take into account his shoes, is probably only around 5'7 himself. I really can't see him only being 1.5 inches smaller than myself, otherwise why would he get called for being so small when he's half an inch under average height?
Mich said on 13/Jun/13
I've met Simon before. I'm female, 5'8.5 in flats. We were about the same height, so minus his shoes, i'd say he just under 5'7.
Ian McGrinty said on 1/Jun/13
There's NO way he's 5ft 8. The credibility of CH goes down when they believe BS like this.
TD said on 28/Apr/13
The comments re. him being shorter are spot on I'd say. Haven't met him face to face, but have seen him around as I work nearby. Once saw him get in the driver's seat of his black Bentley while I was stood by it on KHS - hilarious: he could barely see over the steering wheel! (He's very 'small'...)
chuy said on 1/Feb/13
he needs to show photo bare feet and holding pants he wears
truth said on 12/Jan/13
If he was 5ft9 legit AT NIGHT he would not even get a HINT that he is short, maybe at 5ft8 (big maybe). Moreso 5ft7 to 5ft8 range is beleivable.
truth said on 12/Jan/13
yeah he looks between 171cm and 173cm.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/12
Yeah Shredder he looks easily 5'10" in his stack heels, see Simon Cowell on Ellen. Barefoot I could imagine him measuring something similar to Stallone, spot on I'd say, 5 ft 8 range. 5'5" is laughing gas. His proportions don't help him though as he has a massive head in comparison to his body.
Ayzzz said on 23/Oct/12
He looks normal about 5'9 i'd say
Tor said on 25/Sep/12
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Terri Seymour is 5'5". I honestly think that is his true height, I think he is 5'5"! Think about it. He wears big heel, definately at least 1.5inches. Then you have got to think, why would he have heels like that when he could just wear shoes lifts which can be 2.5 inches high? Well it's obvious he wears both shoe lifts and his actual shoes high heels, bringing him to 5'9", maybe 5'10" if he's got high shoe lifts in. Also if you look at the picture below you can see they are lace ups, the arch of his foot looks suspiciously high, that's becasuse he clearly standing on thick shoe lifts inside the shoe.

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little sue said on 17/Aug/12
In any womens magazine's I have read Holden is always classed as 5ft 4
kramer said on 16/Aug/12
Amanda Holden is a measured 5ft 5. In heels she towers over cowell, which would be expected from a 5ft 8inch man, HOWEVER you can see the boot cut trousers and high heel shoes....So is he any taller that AH?
DPP said on 12/Aug/12
He's 5'7". I'm 5'10" and was practically stood next to him, and my mate said he was "at least 3 inches smaller than you, he's a ****ing short-arse", in his own kind words.
D said on 16/Jan/12
I've met Simon Cowell and he is like a normal person in proportions but scaled down by about 40% so he looks average size on TV. No way 5'8". more like 5'5". He was very polite by the way.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 2/Jan/12
Got the build of a 5'2 guy
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Shaun said on 26/Dec/11
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Looks on tip toes in most of the pictures here. But in all fairness he doesn't look under 5 ft 8 and looks about this.
Shaun said on 6/Dec/11
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Apparently he has had some jibes about his height.. From Piers Morgan. Maybe he is really 5'6.75!!
Shaun said on 6/Dec/11
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Apparently he has had some jibes about his height..
Shaun said on 4/Dec/11
MD just shut up. My browser won't enable me to copy and paste multiple picture links.
MD said on 2/Dec/11
Shaun, AGAIN, why are you posting multiple consequtive posts, when you could have collapsed them all into one good post? It looks like spamming. I'd advise you to compose your thoughts before you post so you don't have to spam pages like this.
Shaun said on 1/Dec/11
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Cowell and Seacrest here, difficult to tell because of a beach and level/posture but proportionally they do look a very similar height. Both 5'6.75 though? I could buy 5'7.5".
Shaun said on 1/Dec/11
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Proportionally I'd say he looks 5'7.5"-5'8" range if you were to measure him solid on a stadiometer barefoot..
Shaun said on 1/Dec/11
The chance of SImon Cowell standing as low as 5'6.75 barefoot... FIve foot six??? That tiny?? Sorry don't see it. From what I recall he looked 4-5inches taller than Sinitta barefoot in Barbados pics I saw of them. Sinitta looked 5'3" range on I'm a celebrity. He had 3-3.5 inches on Ellen on her show in his stacked heels. He's surely somewhere around 5 ft 8.
the shredder said on 28/Nov/11
WOW Physics , I wonder your guess for Seacreast then ?
AG said on 27/Nov/11
I remember watching an episode of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends on the Internet (where he is investigating British publicist Max Clifford) and there was a brief segment where Theroux is interviewing Simon Cowell during a charity outfit. Given that Louis Theroux is 6'2", I would put Simon at around 5'8".
Physics Enemy said on 17/Nov/11
5' 6.75" is my estimate. Under 5' 7", but not by much.
MK said on 10/Oct/11
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Its too bad they edit away simon coming out. Couln't believe how small he was. He head seemed so out of proportion to his body. It looks as if he has short limbs as well. 5'6 maybe would be a guess.
peyotetimes said on 7/Oct/11
This listing pretty ridiculous (given that > 0.5" off falls in such a category). I realize it's hard to nail considering the lengths this guy goes to but c'mon...I would expect a generous, benefit of the doubt, listing of 5'8" at most.
Shaun said on 17/Sep/11
Alex3, he reaches 5'10"-5'10.5 in his stacked heels. In reality he's 5'8".
Alex3 said on 30/Aug/11
I always thought Simon was around 5'10 and Piers was like 6'1. Can't see the shoes but Piers is always towering over his fellow BGT judges. I would still give Piers a solid 6'0.

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Mathew said on 29/Aug/11
Viper says on 13/Jun/11
LOL, If he was a ridiculous 5-8 he wouldnt get any flack for his lack of height. Yes, and we know you are dumb enough to think Tom Cruise is a ridiculous 5-8 as well.
Seacrest isnt even 5-7. 5-6 and maybe some change max.

I could give Cowell 5'7.75" max. He wears heels and he only looks 5'9". Seacrest I'd give 5'7" max.
dess said on 15/Aug/11
I can't understand the guy. Why the hang-up man?? You're very successful, self-made by all accounts, multi-squillionaire, not bad looking I guess (objective view!), not fat or out of shape. Get over it Cowell - Personally, I think you're more ridiculed for trying so hard to be tall - chillax man!
Physics Enemy said on 7/Aug/11
I can't agree with this height Rob. He wears heels, lifts, big hair, black clothes and with military posture and still struggles to look average. A 5' 8.5" guy could look solid average/borderline tall using those tricks. An obvious example being Stallone at times in his hey-day.

I agree with Viper, he's probably about 5' 7" and pulls off looking a bit taller using the above tricks. He actually still looks short to me ...
Viper said on 13/Jun/11
LOL, If he was a ridiculous 5-8 he wouldnt get any flack for his lack of height. Yes, and we know you are dumb enough to think Tom Cruise is a ridiculous 5-8 as well.

Seacrest isnt even 5-7. 5-6 and maybe some change max.
Superconductor said on 10/Jun/11
Shaun - note Simon Cowell's hair, even that has added an inch or so to his overall height. He seems to go out of his way to make himself look taller. He's about 5'6" in his socks and with his hair flattened down. Why would someone look like they have a really bad tailor if they weren't trying to hide something?
the shredder said on 10/Jun/11
LMAO ... Please Viper ... This guy is minimum 5'8.25 ... Also your 5'6 Seacrest is over 5'7 . Cowell could be 5'9 and Seacrest is like 5'7.75 .
Viper said on 9/Jun/11
LOL at 5-8, hes not even 5-7!!!. This guy is Tom Cruise lite
Shaun said on 6/Jun/11
5'6" LOL. He's not shorter than 5'8", sorry. He is about 5'10" in his regular stack heels which generally give about two inches I think. The reason being he had about 3 inches on 5'7" Ellen in them
Viper said on 3/Jun/11
Yep, Ryan is 5-6
Superconductor said on 1/Jun/11
Simon Cowell is around 5'6" and so is Ryan Seacrest, both lie about their heights. Simon Cowell wears Cuban Heels - at least 3" heel on them. Ryan wears lifts. You can tell Simon wears heels because he tries to hide them with ill-fitting baggy trousers.
Lmeister said on 31/May/11
He looks ridiculous in his lady boots:
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I think he is actually a tad shorter than 5ft9ish Randy Jackson. Both wearing similar boots in the pic:
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Not looking that tall with Ant and Dec(maybe the angle and ground slope favors little bit A and D):
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I really don't think he is more than 5ft8. I'd bet my money on him being shorter than Rob.
Shaun said on 10/May/11
5'8" flat without the customs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
Rob why isn't Piers Morgan here...he claims 6"1(185cm)
No way said on 8/Apr/11
I am a stagehand for the x factor and I am 5'8, he is only just my height. He is 5'8
DoubleH said on 29/Mar/11
Hasn't he actually admitted to wearing lifts? I respect that, but then again, I don't know why it's such a big deal. People like to be taller.

I'd give him 5'8. Virutally even with Seacrest.
DrJJ said on 16/Mar/11
I love Scott's post on 18th Feb ( the picture was reposted with doodle). Those shoes are awesome, you can see the outline of his foot really clearly. He is so fake, just like the girlfriend. The article claims she's 36, then says she got married to some carpet dealer in her early twenties during the early 1990s. But that is impossible since she wouldn't have been in her early twenties until the latter part of the decade. The picture "circa 1991" is cool too. No way is that a 16 year old girl lol. Her age is as fake as his height..
Mathew said on 13/Mar/11
Seacrest is NOT 172. He's 170.
Detox said on 6/Mar/11
I've always suspected Cowell as a lift rocker. First of all most genuine 5'9ers sometimes have long limbs and give off a 'tallish' look at times. Cowell doesn't have the frame for a 5'9er. Look at his arms and legs he's very stubby.

He's stylists are trying so hard to make him look taller. I mean look at those shoes he wears and he tries to cover up the heals by wearing long boot cut /flare jeans - NOT GOING TO WORK SIMON, WE KNOW THE TRUTH!

5'6.5" Max!
Mariana said on 24/Feb/11
In my opinion Simon is max 1.70cm... and I think I am being generous. But he wears huge heels so he looks taller.
Pete said on 21/Feb/11
Simon Cowell wears the most ridiculous of heels and also lifts inside his shoes, i have seen around Holland park on an early morning and he is tiny.
You can also tell by seeing standing next to his dwarf singers who are smaller that Justin Biebar...he is 5'1 - 5.3 tops
Jack said on 19/Feb/11
Simon is between 5'6.5'' to 5'7'' max- TRUST ME, he wears 2 to 2;1/2 inches of heels making him look 5'8'' to 5'9'', he is 5'7'' max.
voicelessdentalfricative said on 15/Feb/11
barefoot with 172 seacrest

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with ??? Terri Seymour

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spartacrust said on 11/Feb/11
5ft 9" youv'e got to be kidding, he's no more than 5ft just look at him next to Cheryll Cole, and she's an absolute midget thats a fact. Climbing into that huge rolls royce he looks like a little boy getting onto a school bus.
Aladdin said on 1/Feb/11
I would have said that simon was 6'0, same height as David Cameron and Noel Edmonds and only a couple of inches shorter than Vernom Kay.
CLay said on 12/Jan/11
Surprised his page isnt more popular. He manages to pull off looking completely average despite being shortish at 173-175 CM.
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/11
Piers Morgan isn't 6'1. He's shorter than gordon brown. Funny as he claimed bs to Justin timberlake being 6'1 - although timberlake isn't.
Scott C. said on 14/Dec/10
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pepper said on 12/Dec/10
I would say with lifts, Simon is 5'8". He wears heels all the time and he's still kinda short.

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Also, on the UK show, The X-Factor, Simon is about the same height as the really short female judges who wear 4"-5" stilettos. Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole are both optimistically listed in the 5'2"-5'3" range and with skyscraper heels, they approach 5'6"-5'8". Even then, Simon still needs lifts to appear taller than them.
rushad said on 30/Nov/10
i thing hes about 5-6feet tall but he definetly shorter than me.
Marcus said on 24/Nov/10
I think 5'8 is about right. I ran into him in at a local mall a few years back while he was in town screening auditions. He had 2 body guards with him, but they kept a fair distance so I got to meet him up close. I'm 5'10 and I was kind of shocked I was a few inches taller than him. For some reason I always thought he was around 5'11 or 6 ft.

That being said, I was at least 1.5 inches taller...probably closer to 2 inches though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/10
Probably 177-178cm or a weak 5"10 in shoes.
Shaun said on 15/Nov/10
He does look 5'8"-5'8.5" range as in his customs he appears 5'10"-5'10'5" range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
5"9 flat looks right for both Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell
Laura said on 9/Nov/10
I dont believe he is that tall he wears boots with a heel to make him look taller
Jane said on 5/Nov/10
I saw Louis Walsh in Dublin this week. He's a lot taller than he looks on TV. I'd have pegged him at close to 6ft
Drain Sniffer said on 3/Nov/10
Any blokes "public" height is at least 2" taller than their actual height unless of course they are bare foot and shaven headed when you see them. If they then make a deliberate attempt to make themselves appear taller they can easily add another 2"/3" to that.
The easy way to judge someones height (if you are bothered) is simply look them in the eye, judge the difference between their eye line and your own and then look at their footwear.
James said on 31/Oct/10
I saw Simon Cowell in Harrods by the Rolex counter a couple of years ago with his girlfriend. I'm 5ft 10ins, was wearing 1" heels, and he looked quite short, estimate 5 ft 7 ins max in his shoes.
Lily said on 31/Oct/10
I met Simon and was too blown away by his good looks to pay that much attention to his height but thinking about it I'd put him at about 5'8 or 5'9 not that it matters
Rance said on 26/May/09
simon is not 5ft 8.5ins, 5ft 7ins max, the very max, he as all celebs that lives or ventures to the us ends up with platforms on his feet, he is extremely vain and always wears big heals to enhance his height, mind you with his ego and confidance he should be walking 6ft 8ins barefoot lol
Doug said on 3/May/09
This guy obviously wears lifts. He had a good three inches on Ellen who is 5'7" and always wears flat shoes. He is a definate minimum 5'10" in shoes more like 5'10.5" with shoes and 5'8"-5'8.5" without.
yoyo said on 25/Apr/09
his looks even lower than 5ft8.5 in real.. his more like 5ft8.0(172cm) i guess.
glenn said on 22/Apr/09
seemed 5-10 to me and looks it in my pics.in lifts.
anon said on 22/Apr/09
I thought he was about 5'10.
eileen said on 17/Apr/09
good comment on the good even
Tom said on 26/Mar/09
Talk about height insecurity. Simon Cowell wears two inch heels with one inch lifts. This gives him a two height advantage over Randy Jackson. So Simon is 5 ft 10.5 with lift. What a FAKE !!!
Doug said on 22/Mar/09
The guy was barely taller than Seacrest who is a weak 5'7". The man is 5'8" tops barefoot no doubts and actually wears high heels with lifts in them to gain probably more in height than even Stallone or Pitt could at best who at least wears more masculine looking shoes. The three great lift wearers, Stallone, Pitt and Cowell. Downey Junior of course wears disco platforms.
beatlefan said on 25/Feb/09
He doesn't look 3 inches taller than Randy Jackson, Randy's shoulders are much higher and Cowell is obviously wearing lifts and standing as tall as possible as he always does when be photographed. Cowell is very similar to Tom Cruise with his publicity shots, he always makes sure that he a) doesn't look too short and b)has a nice toothy grin in all photo's. I bet Randy Jackson is taller in reality than Simon.
anonymous said on 19/Feb/09
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He looks 3 inches taller than randy jackson. Quite an impressive feat ;)
RisingForce said on 25/Jan/09
At times he's worn huge heels. He doesn't have Robert Downey jr. beat though.
observer said on 18/Jan/09
Check out the Youtube when the Idol judges were on the Jay Leno show. Simon appearred about 3 inches shorter than Jay and Jay is 5' 10" o 11". So, 5' 7" is likely Simon's height (if both were wearing the same lifts)
grace w said on 12/Jan/09
he is quite short according to my sister who knows him cause he bought a house from he boyfriend. meant to be an alright guy!
LeeM said on 1/Jan/09
Rob, can we have a section on the 5'10 Pete Waterman, of Stock Aitken Waterman, Popstars and Pop idol fame please?
Austrian said on 17/Dec/08
LOL

now this is really funny for me cause i thought, i mean i didnt really think much about his height, but i would have thought hes like 6'
Ian said on 10/Nov/08
Imiliano they look like a standard 1.75-2inch heel for cowboy boots. A 2.5" heel has more of a slope. He doesn't need a downgrade because with those heels I've seen him almost Robbie williams (6ft)height. 5ft9 sounds about right for him. He's about the same as Louie W but appears a little taller because of his heels.
Caleb said on 6/Nov/08
Louis made a joke about his platform shoes on disco week on X Factor last Saturday and Simon didn't look happy. I love the fact that he chose all the shortest guys for his category AGAIN this year. That Austin guy stated he was 5' 5" but I doubt he's even that. The tallest guy (Scott) can't have been more than 5' 8".
Lmeister said on 6/Nov/08
Simon is wearing crazy stilettos all the time. One inch lifts can look normal, but his shoes are just shouting I'm wearing lifts and cuban heels 'cause I'm short.
Paul23 said on 5/Nov/08
I thought Cherryl would look alot shorter then Simon but to my surprise she matches him in height and has even looked taller then him in X factor recently, would you agree?
imiliano said on 4/Nov/08
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imiliano said on 31/Oct/08
Yep - he needs a downgrade! His heels on the recent x factor shows have been HUGE. Watch carefully when the judges come out at the start of the show and you can see the heels as his trousers (more like flares to cover his shoes!) move when he walks!
beatlefan said on 30/Oct/08
Compare the photos below to the photo I posted in July and we can see something is not right. I also remember he was on some awards ceremony and had to stand next to Zoe Ball (also 5'10" possibly wearing heels) and he came up to her chin. I think he needs to come down a bit to 5'7", he only looks 5'9" in huge heels or lifts so how can his real height be nearly 5'9"? Makes no sense to me.
GUK said on 29/Oct/08
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If Pete Waterman is 5ft 10 then time for another downgrade
Imiliano said on 28/Sep/08
I think Cowell had huge lifts on during last nights x factor show. He seemed to be walking in a weird way when coming up the corridor and just the way that his jeans were over his shoes suggested lifts! He also appeared to be taller than Louis, which i'm sure he isn't... I reckon 1.74 is being rather generous!
Jay said on 14/Sep/08
I agree with Hels, I work at Dublin Airport and I've seen Louis W a load of times and he's about 5' 9". He's a good guy too.
Hels said on 12/Sep/08
I was at the X Factor last year and met Louis Walsh, who was the same height as my fella, 5'9", and he just had regular black slip on shoes on. When he stood next to Cowell, they were the same height, but Cowell had really big heels, around 2 inches I'd say!
Caleb said on 14/Aug/08
Yes, Simon definitely needs a downgrade. And have you noticed how he usually employs short people to work on his shows? Take X factor, where he's employed Sharon Osbourne, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Tweedy, Ant & Dec, Dermot etc, and American Idol with Paula Abdul and Randy. I'd say he's 5'7" dead on.
Zach said on 12/Jul/08
One day Simon Cowell will trip over his trousers.
beatlefan said on 10/Jul/08
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Margherita said on 5/Jun/08
those heels are higher than mine!
Antron said on 24/May/08
Here is a well-circulated picture of his big shoes. They look like the height increasing boots Chris Whateverhisnameis from the Brady Bunch showed himself buying to get closer to his wife's head in pictures. Very chunky heal in the 2.5inch range. So Simon is probably getting about a 1.5in advantage, looking about 5'10" a lot.
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Anon2008 said on 18/May/08
Cowboy boots can give you 4 inches at most I think Ian? Anyway, I guess he is a good example as to how you can be average height and a lot of women find you sexy. That's what they say at least.
Ian said on 17/May/08
He wears cowboy boots most of the time. I don't believe they give you this much height difference. He seems to have 3 inches on Glenn. I think he may be as tall as he claims 5ft 9. I've seen 5ft10 guys look smaller on this site than this though so I think his claims would be correct 5ft 9.
Curious said on 28/Apr/08
Do you think Simon shops at the same lifts store as Sylvester Stallone?
Jake Is Back said on 10/Apr/08
I think Cowell is 5'8", give or take half an inch.
Jake Is Back said on 10/Apr/08
Simon is taller than Ryan Seacrest by at least an inch. He's definantly under 5'9" however, despite that he can look a good 5'10" with his heels.
David said on 12/Mar/08
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damn he looks short here, like 5' 7"?
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damn he looks short in here...5' 7"
Hulk Fan said on 6/Mar/08
looks at least 6'
chris175 said on 27/Feb/08
serious lifts goin on here lol, i agree 5-10 to 5-11 in this pic
Shikoku said on 27/Feb/08
.... that looks more like 5'11 to me lol
324donnny said on 21/Feb/08
Lol what was he wearing 5 inch lifts lol
Anonymous said on 10/Jan/08
Theres a picture of him somewhere barefoot on a beach, looks 5ft 8 to me no more no less
JD said on 21/Dec/07
Were his lifts 4 inches?!
J.J.F said on 21/Dec/07
Perhaps that's why he is such a smimy git then. Have you a little height-complex going on, Simon?
looo said on 20/Dec/07
Leona is the same height, even taller, than simon cowell, yet she's put down as 5'7.5'' how does this work?
Jackalar said on 19/Nov/07
Louis Walsh made a comment on the X Factor along the lines of Simon still wearing platforms from the 70's.. which could be a reference to his lifts.
Jackalar said on 8/Oct/07
Anonymous you sound really jealous of him.. on the subject of his height I think 5ft8.5 is harsh.. he always seems at least an inch taller.

[Editor Rob: that's because he is...with the help of a 1 inch advantage over every other male's shoes.]
5 foot 10.5 is real average height said on 3/Oct/07
marylin manson wears these 10 inch platform boots, no joke, but unlike simon, its not cuz hes insecured about his height, its cuz its just his image, he even points out his boots in interviews, so obviously hes not embarassed about it.
miles smiles said on 2/Oct/07
I now classify Cowell as one of the top three obvious lift wearers (along with Stallone and Pitt.) He was on one of those Entertainment Tonight shows, and even taking into account the chunky heels his arch was almost laughably extreme. I think he may be getting 3-4 inches out of his magic boots.
Anonymous said on 1/Oct/07
simon cowell thinks hes a hunk, but he really isnt. hes not good looking at all (even for his age) , spends too much time tanning , and is short too, and hes so insecure about that, that he wears big ass heel shoes. in that video, he was barely taller than ryan secrest , they were probably both in heels though, but atleast ryan secrest had the balls to come on stage barefoot. simon also has a very disporpotional body which makes him look even worse since hes short because he has a big head and short stumpy legs. i am 6 1, but because of my long legs , people always think im 6 3. anyways, i wish i could go on american idol and ask simon and ryan to both take off their shoes and stand next to each other, simon will be lucky as hell to even get him by a inch!
Aaron said on 27/Sep/07
I love how ryan seacrest is making fun of other people for being short in that video, ACG. That's pretty hilarious. Good stuff.
ACG said on 26/Sep/07
check this vid from about 2:23 until the very end. any questions?

Click Here
glenn said on 14/Sep/07
thanks leonari.plus i took that pic with my hand and leaned in.maybe bent my knees too.he did seem taller than me though.
leonari said on 13/Sep/07
Picasso: Man tahts the smallest pic Glenn has provided. There are hundreds of others which indicate his height a 1000 times better. Ever heard of a thing called "pavement". I don't get guys like you. You come to this site and instead of being grateful to have Glenn who gives a point of real reference you diss him. You clearly have issues: but it is what it is...
glenn said on 13/Sep/07
what it is,is your a moron.look at my 1000 different other pics on the site.i look 5-9 in alot of them.
Piccaso said on 12/Sep/07
If Simon's 5'8.5" then Glenn's gotta be 5'6. Sorry Glenn, but it is what it is.
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/07
Wow those boots have huge heels its hard to tell how tall he is barefoot but he barelly looks 5'10 5'11 with them so he is atleast 2 inches shorter than that probably about 5'8.
Chris said on 7/Aug/07
That grin on Simon's face says it all.
Jenna said on 12/Jul/07
Simon Cowell getting a lap dance from Robbie Williams. They also stand next to each other, Simon looking about an inch smaller. But of course we all know Simon is in sky-high heels.

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Bad Radio said on 30/Jun/07
i'd say 5-8 for this guy.
MD said on 22/May/07
He was just on the Tonight Show, and looked an inch or so shorter than Jay, which didn't surprise me, as it was quite obvious he was in his lift boots. It was the whole strange leg length, and all. Him looking nearly 5'10" next to Jay makes since with 2" lifts and boots.
Chris said on 19/May/07
Somehow that link I posted got screwed up. I think it was the dot after the URL. Can you fix it, Rob?
Chris said on 19/May/07
Rob, if you want a photo which is misleading when it comes to height, check out this: Click Here David Hasselhoff has got to be several inches taller than Piers Morgan in reality.
Chris said on 15/May/07
Somewhere I remember reading that Piers Morgan is 5'10". Can't remember where, though.

[Editor Rob: Morgan is in 6 foot range]

Drew said on 12/May/07
"MJ says on 1/Apr/07
From today's Digital Spy:

"Simon Cowell was asked to sit on cushions so that he looked tall enough while filming for his new show Britain's Got Talent.

The 5ft 9in music mogul was horrified when producers told him that he appeared too short when sitting alongside Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden on the judging panel at auditions.

A source told The People: "Poor Simon looked a bit mortified. He was really embarrassed when they fetched two large cushions for him to sit on. Piers is over 6ft and Amanda is tall for a woman so poor Simon just looked too short in comparison."

Amanda Holden is tall for a woman? Hahaha she's 5'4"!
Chris said on 7/May/07
I think maybe Rob's being a bit harsh. He looks 5'10" in the picture with Glenn. Even with big heels, I doubt he's under 5'9".
Remi said on 15/Apr/07
wow, those are some Ringling Bros.& Barnum & Bailey/Queen Victoria-grade circus stilts - wonder if he has a permit for them?? (HGH must not be readily evalable in Britain lol)
J-Dog said on 9/Apr/07
Simon's Platform shoes.

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[Editor Rob: its a big heel, I wonder where he actually buys his footwear, anyway he is going down a bit]
MJ said on 1/Apr/07
From today's Digital Spy:

"Simon Cowell was asked to sit on cushions so that he looked tall enough while filming for his new show Britain's Got Talent.

The 5ft 9in music mogul was horrified when producers told him that he appeared too short when sitting alongside Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden on the judging panel at auditions.

A source told The People: "Poor Simon looked a bit mortified. He was really embarrassed when they fetched two large cushions for him to sit on. Piers is over 6ft and Amanda is tall for a woman so poor Simon just looked too short in comparison."

I'd still be amazed if he was 5'9" *barefoot*. Those heels he wears would easily take him to a more commanding 5'11" in such a case.
Jesse said on 29/Mar/07
the threesome Seacrest, Cowell, Jackson... All doubtfull... most of the time they all look very close height. Seacrest looks as tall as cowell and he can't be over 5'7, he's always the shorter with the contestes of American Idol.. I think Cowell is 5'7.5-5'8.. Jackson 5'7-5'7.5 and little Seacrest can't be over 5'7....
anonymous said on 27/Mar/07
Last night on Anderson Cooper 360, he was looking pretty close to a flat 5`9. Although, if you notice, Anderson had military posture next to him, whereas Cowell seemed more relaxed. Gotta be a first for him.

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