Simon Cowell wants to be immortal


By Oliver Farrimond

POP Idol guru Simon Cowell has told the Prime Minister that he would like to be frozen after he dies.

The acid-tongued judge made the announcement to a shocked group of celebrity guests at a dinner party hosted by Gordon Brown at his Downing Street flat.

Cowell informed the PM that he would be performing a ‘valuable service to the nation’ by doing so.

He said: “I have decided to freeze myself when I die – you know, cryonics. You pay a lot of money and you get stuck in a deep freeze once you’ve been declared dead.”

“Medical science is bound to work out a way of bringing us back to life in the next century or so, and I want to be available when they do.”

He added: “I am completely serious – I would be doing the nation a valuable service.”

Over 100 people in England have already signed up to be cryogenically frozen after they die.

The procedure, which costs anywhere between £20,000 and £120,000, involves a team of experts draining blood from the body and storing it at temperatures of around -200 degrees

Devotees such as Mr Cowell hope that in the future medical science will be sufficiently advanced to bring them back from the dead.

Mr Brown responded that he was not so sure the public would appreciate him making the same gesture.

He said: “There may even be a public campaign to stop me being frozen.”

The dinner party, held at Number 11 Downing Street last Thursday (12th Feb), also featured columnist Piers Morgan, actress Amanda Holden and BBC presenter Christine Bleakley.

Cowell, 49, made his name in music production but is now best known for his appearances as the sarcastic judge of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

He went on to assure Mr Brown and other guests that despite tough times, Britain was still a great country.

He said: “We’ve been through a lot worse than this recession – you just need to make people feel proud of it again, like we do on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

“The British spirit is a powerful and unique one, and we’re very talented too.”