Simon Cowell Honored With a Special Award From Bafta

Simon Cowell and Jackie St. Claire with his honorary Bafta Award Photo: AP

Simon Cowell was honored with a special award for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in a televised awards ceremony tonight in the UK.

Here’s an excerpt from his acceptance speech: “One of my happiest memories as a kid was when my dad came home with a color TV set. I was about five years old and me and my friends came back from school and watched the one program that was in color. So standing here getting an award for making television shows is the happiest feeling of my life,”

Congratulations Simon! Read more about the Bafta’s HERE.  Watch Simon accept his award after the jump.

Video after the JUMP…

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  • Buckeyegirl

    Very nice – congrats Simon!

    Just wish some in the media would learn the difference between Jackie (pictured in AP photo) and Mezghan.

  • honowoowoo

    Thanks Buckeyegirl … my first reaction to the picture was … WOW, she looks so much older in that pic! Who’s Jackie?

  • Buckeyegirl

    Jackie is Jackie St Claire, one of Simon’s ex’s who seems to accompany him to many events in England. I do believe it was she & her husband who accompanied Simon & Mezghan on the Valentines Day’ish dinner where Mezghan was first spotted wearing the purported engagement ring.

  • jlc

    Congrats, Simon. Gonna miss you, ya big lug.

  • iluvai

    His fiance is a little bit over tanned. Not a pretty look. Although she is pretty. And please don’t tell me she has olive skin.. I get that.

  • Marie Ruffin

    Alot of awards this year for Simon — wow! And the fiance is hot…

  • JudyOhio

    Wait…let me get this straight….the lady with Simon in the posted picture above is not Mezhgan….right?

  • Buckeyegirl

    Wait…let me get this straight….the lady with Simon in the posted picture above is not Mezhgan….right?

    Correct – Mezghan was not at the awards – he is with Jackie.

  • Buckeyegirl

    ^^ughh! Sorry about the quotes!

  • Junior

    heh…he does have a “type” ;)

    Congrats, Simon! Thanks for the the last 9 years of entertainment!

  • luvadamlambert

    I luv u Simon