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Simon Cowell honoured with Emmy

Simon Cowell has been honoured with an International Emmy award in recognition of his television work.

"When I think back over 10 years, I can genuinely say I've had the best time I've ever had in my life," said Cowell, who was presented with his award by media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Cowell, 51, who earlier this year quit as a judge of US talent show American Idol - aired on Murdoch-owned TV channel Fox - added: "Whoever said fame, money, success will destroy you is completely wrong."

Awards footage courtesy of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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