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Simon Cowell to release Grenfell Tower charity single for victims of London blaze

Simon Cowell is organising the release of a song to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Simon Cowell is planning a charity song for the victims of Grenfell Tower fire.
Simon Cowell is planning a charity song for the victims of Grenfell Tower fire.

The X Factor boss lives in west London and has been left “heartbroken” after watching news coverage of the devastating blaze in the 24-storey block of flats in the early hours of Wednesday (June 15).

It has so far been reported that 17 people died in the inferno but the death toll could rise to over 100. Dozens of residents are still missing and over 70 people were hospitalised.

Simon has vowed to do something to help and tweeted: “I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking.

“We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.”

Though it is unclear which artists Simon will be approaching to appear on the record, his label Syco is home to the likes of Little Mix, Louis Tomlinson, Camila Cabello, Labrinth, James Arthur, and Noah Cyrus.

Simon appeared on Good Morning Britain today to confirm his plan.

He told presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “For all of us living in the vicinity, we have the ability to do something.

“I just thought what do you do? First of all you can raise some money and that’s important.

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Simon Cowell on The X Factor. (ITV)

“Secondly, what I hope will happen is that it will send a message to those involved that there’s an awful lot of people who care very much about what you’re going through.”

He added: “For me in my position not to do something would be appalling.

“It sent chills through me. I do genuinely believe this will make a difference.”

The music mogul previously produced a charity single for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Other stars, who live in London, rushed to the Ladbroke Grove/White City area to help residents of the

Lily Allen on Channel 4 news on Friday discussing the tragedy (Ch4)
Lily Allen on Channel 4 news on Friday discussing the tragedy (Ch4)

Pop stars Lily Allen and Paloma Faith have been to visit the site and used their social media pages to direct their followers in ways to help the victims, while Adele, 29, was spotted at a vigil for those who tragically lost their lives in the blaze.

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