Simon Fuller receives Brighton University honorary degree

Simon Fuller Fuller pride - the media mogul told graduates: "Value every day, make the most of every day"

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Media mogul Simon Fuller has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton.

The man behind the Pop Idol franchise was recognised for his contribution to business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, the university said.

Fuller, who grew up in Hastings, has managed the careers of celebrities such as the Spice Girls and David Beckham.

Ina speech made during the ceremony, he advised students to follow their intuition to find their perfect career.

"Do what makes you happy and you'll be good at it," he said.

The entertainment entrepreneur, who has built an estimated fortune of some £380m, revealed he had discovered he wanted to manage musicians as a schoolboy and had pursued this dream ever since.

His management agency XIX Entertainment looks after stars including racing driver Lewis Hamilton, cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins and crooner Will Young.

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