It appears Simon Cowell really is the vainest of them all.
For his 50th birthday last week the music mogul received an incredible 179 mirrors from his nearest and dearest celebrity pals.
Known for his immaculately-groomed appearances and tongue-in-cheek arrogance, Simon received the comical gifts at his lavish, star-studded do at London's Grosvenor House.
"They came in all shapes and sizes - big ones, small ones, full-length ones, distorting ones to make me look taller, even dental ones so I can look at my teeth!" he reveals.
"A couple even bought magnifying mirrors to help me inspect any wrinkles!"
After seeing the funny side, the X Factor judge says he will give most of them away in a charity auction for Battersea Dogs Home.
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