Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone in 3 years

Simon Cowell attends "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

While many of us may be looking at our mobiles more than ever in lockdown, that isn't the case for Simon Cowell who hasn't used one in years.

After being bombarded with too many text messages one day, the Britain's Got Talent judge decided to switch it back off and he's yet to turn it back on. But he's very happy with his decision.

The 60-year-old told ET Online: "It's very simple. It means you don't wake up to, like, 50 text messages you can't reply to. And that's what happened one morning. I woke up and I've got 52 unread messages. And I thought, even if I reply to every one of those, I'm going to get another replying back, and then I'm going to get more that day.

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Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone in years. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"I realised it was actually stopping me from working or living properly, so I just turned it off and I went a month, three months, then a year, then two years, then three years. And I love it."

The music mogul added that even if its use was limited "you don't want your telephone to rule your life".

He told the publication he'd been managing to keep up with loved ones through Zoom during quarantine instead.

Simon Cowell and his son, Eric Cowell attend the ceremony honoring Simon Cowell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on August 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Cowell has recently opened up about the change to his appearance in the past year as he’s been sporting a slimmer figure, revealing he's lost four stone.

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The star said he was keeping up his exercise and managing to stick to his diet in lockdown, only struggling when his 6-year-old son Eric enjoys a pizza.

He's previously disclosed that his new diet was shaped by cutting down on alcohol while eliminating bread, sugar and red meat.