He shocked the nation after he stopped Vinnie Jones from leaving the competition in a bid to save Kevin McHale. 

And Simon Cowell seemed to be in good spirits despite his controversial decision, as he left the X Factor: Celebrity filming with a big smile on his face.

The music mogul, 60, showed off his incredible weight loss as he stepped out of the studios in London on Saturday.

Slim: Simon Cowell showed off his incredible weight loss as he left X Factor: Celebrity... after stopping Vinnie Jones from leaving the competition on Saturday

Slim: Simon Cowell showed off his incredible weight loss as he left X Factor: Celebrity… after stopping Vinnie Jones from leaving the competition on Saturday

Simon put on a dapper display as he donned a dark blue blazer that he buttoned up over an open-collared white shirt that showed off his chest.  

The X Factor judge completed the look by wearing a pair of baggy suit trousers, and stepped out in smart black shoes. 

Despite the drama of the evening, Simon was clearly delighted as he held up two thumbs up and smiled brightly.

Slender: Simon put on a dapper display as he donned a dark blue blazer that he buttoned up over an open-collared white shirt that showed off his chest

Slender: Simon put on a dapper display as he donned a dark blue blazer that he buttoned up over an open-collared white shirt that showed off his chest

Sharp: The X Factor judge completed the look by wearing a pair of baggy suit trousers, and stepped out in smart black shoes

Beaming: Simon couldn't help but show a thumbs up

Sharp: The X Factor judge completed the look by wearing a pair of baggy suit trousers, and stepped out in smart black shoes

Delighted: Despite the drama of the evening, Simon was clearly delighted as he held up two thumbs up and smiled brightly

Delighted: Despite the drama of the evening, Simon was clearly delighted as he held up two thumbs up and smiled brightly

Blowing a kiss: Simon put on an animated display as he left the studios

Blowing a kiss: Simon put on an animated display as he left the studios

Vinnie was also seen leaving the studios, and he also appeared to be in a good mood as he smiled to the cameras and held a thumbs up.

Keeping things casual, the actor teamed a long-sleeved black top with matching jeans and tweed-print shoes. 

During Saturday’s shocking show, the football legend, 54, and the TV star, 31, landed in the bottom two as they received the least amount of votes from viewers at home.

Doing well: Vinnie was also seen leaving the studios, and he also appeared to be in a good mood as he smiled to the cameras and held a thumbs up

Doing well: Vinnie was also seen leaving the studios, and he also appeared to be in a good mood as he smiled to the cameras and held a thumbs up

Dapper: Keeping things casual, the actor teamed a long-sleeved black top with matching jeans and tweed-print shoes

All's good: Vinnie showed he was okay with the night's events

Dapper: Keeping things casual, the actor teamed a long-sleeved black top with matching jeans and tweed-print shoes

Attention to detail: Vinnie completed his look by wearing a blue watch and bracelets

Attention to detail: Vinnie completed his look by wearing a blue watch and bracelets

However, Vinnie’s gallant sacrifice went in vain as show boss Simon insisted he stay and continue in the show. 

Both Vinnie and Kevin pulled off stellar sing-off performances, with Vinnie moving everyone to tears with an emotional acappella rendition of Galway Shawl.

Ahead of the judges vote, the star decided that it was his time to leave the show and made to sacrifice his place in the competition to keep Kevin in. 

The footballing legend explained: ‘I feel that I had a fantasist time’ adding that the experience was ‘everything I’ve needed since my wife’s passing.’

Sacrifice: The footballing legend explained: 'I feel that I had a fantasist time' adding that the experience was 'everything I've needed since my wife's passing'

Sacrifice: The footballing legend explained: ‘I feel that I had a fantasist time’ adding that the experience was ‘everything I’ve needed since my wife’s passing’

He went on to praise Kevin, stating that he was a ‘real singer’ whom he thinks could  ‘win it’.

After explaining his situation, he concluded: ‘For that reason I’d like to step down.’

However, in a shock move, Simon went against his wishes and instead insisted that he continue, joking that he didn’t want to get on the wrong side of him.  

The music mogul demanded that he make the ‘final decision’ and called for the judges to continue voting regardless.

Nicole Scherzinger, who mentors Vinnie, chose to save him, while Louis Walsh opted to protect his act Kevin. 

I want to go: Ahead of the judges vote, the star decided that it was his time to leave the show and made to sacrifice his place in the competition to keep Kevin in

I want to go: Ahead of the judges vote, the star decided that it was his time to leave the show and made to sacrifice his place in the competition to keep Kevin in

Foot down: However, Vinnie's gallant sacrifice went in vein as show boss Simon insisted he stay and continue in the show

Foot down: However, Vinnie’s gallant sacrifice went in vein as show boss Simon insisted he stay and continue in the show

The final vote was down to Simon, who chose to save Vinnie despite him wanting to go home. 

Joking that he wouldn’t want the hard man as an enemy, Simon quipped: ‘The last person in the world I’d like to have a fall-out with is Vinnie, I don’t want to be Gazza.’

He added that ‘we’re gonna have to fall out as I want you in the comp’, and went on to say that his was ‘voting with my heart.’

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With that, Kevin was eliminated from the competition, leaving both him and Vinnie floored by the turn of events. 

Decision: The music mogul demanded that he make the 'final decision' and called for the judges to continue voting regardless

Decision: The music mogul demanded that he make the ‘final decision’ and called for the judges to continue voting regardless

End of the road: With that, Kevin was eliminated from the competition, leaving both him and Vinnie floored by the turn of events

End of the road: With that, Kevin was eliminated from the competition, leaving both him and Vinnie floored by the turn of events 

 



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