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Updated: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT | By Colleen Last and Felicity Thistlethwaite
The women in Simon Cowell's life

Simon Cowell and mother Julie



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And finally, Simon is incredibly close to his 85-year-old mother Julie and says their closeness is the reason he craves constant female companionship.

Like most proud mums, Julie loves boosting about her son and strongly denies that he has a large ego! "He hasn't let his success go to his head, I can assure you of that," she insisted. "I was watching for his feet to come off the ground, and if they did, I would have made sure they came down again quickly."

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