Simon Fuller - Simon Fuller Handed Honorary Degree By English University Scholars
Simon Fuller, the mastermind who steered the Spice Girls to the top of the charts and then helped create Pop Idol and American Idol, has landed an honorary university degree in England.
The manager-turned-media mogul has been handed a doctor of letters from the University of Brighton.
Thursday's ceremony was a homecoming of sorts for Fuller, who was born in nearby Hastings.
Offering advice to graduates, he said, "If you follow your intuition then - trust me - it will work. You'll be better at everything. I have been lucky enough to do what I love to do.
"Value every day, make the most of every day. There's something about youth that you don't quite value time as much, so really make the most of every day. Every day is precious, don't waste it."