‘X-Factor’ Simon Cowell Goes Jet Skiing in St. Tropez (PHOTOS)

By: Rachel Levy / August 9, 2012

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A shirtless Simon Cowell goes jetskiing in St. Tropez, France with his friends — multiple gorgeous gals — on Thursday.

Showing a whole lot of chest hair, the X-Factor executive producer and judge takes a vacation from his busy life in the entertainment industry. Donning surf style swimtrunks and a life vest, Cowell enjoys some fun in the sun.

In between his ocean play time, he sips on refreshing coolers to beat the heat.

What else does the English TV personality do to relax?

The music mogul smiled as he enjoyed time on his luxurious yacht — seeming happy as a 52-year-old single man.

News has been stirring about who is to be the next co-hosts on his show X-Factor.

Current speculation points to Glee’s Kevin McHale and reality star Khloe Kardashian, but the verdict is still out.

Click through our gallery and see how Simon Cowell likes to party.