Cody Simpson goes for a shirtless dip in the pool… after revealing that he turned down an offer to judge on The X Factor


He recently turned down an offer to join Iggy Azalea on The X Factor Australia.

And without the busy schedule of a TV talent judge, Cody Simpson has plenty of time to relax and enjoy the good things in life.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old showed off his toned physique as he went shirtless for a dip in an oceanside pool in Malibu.

Cody’s mother and manager, Angie Simpson, recently revealed that her pop star son declined an offer to appear as a judge on The X Factor Australia.

Explaining the reason behind the decision, Angie told the Gold Coast Bulletin: ‘He is signing with a new team here in the US and needed to be here to get that going.’

Cody is currently focusing on his new band, Coast House, and his independent record label after being dropped by Atlantic Records for poor sales.

The young star and his family moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and he has since released a number of pop singles and dated A-lister Gigi Hadid.

Last week, Cody was spotted in Brazil attending the Rio Olympics with little sister Allie.

The pair were enjoying the swimming semifinals, although it’s unclear if the U.S.-based siblings were cheering on Australia or secretly rooting for America.

The Gold Coast-born singer was fortunate enough to carry the Olympic torch as an ambassador for Coca-Cola.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Cody said: ‘Running the Olympic torch as an ambassador for Coca-Cola as well as my home country of Australia was totally surreal.

‘I was completely honored and most certainly consider it a life time achievement. Passing the Olympic flame to my little sister meant the world to me as an older brother. I’m so stoked Alli was able to be a part of this as well.’