Simon Cowell announces charity single to help Grenfell Tower fire victims

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Simon Cowell has announced a charity single to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

At least 30 people have died following the fire that took hold in the tower block this week, with many more injured and left homeless.


Liam Payne, Lily Allen, Skepta and James Arthur will be among the singers to team up on a cover of Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water, which will raise funds for the victims.

Others who will be singing on the record include The Who, Emeli Sandé, Louisa Johnson and Craig David with the song due to be recorded on Sunday before its release.

Simon revealed last night he was "making calls" to rally round artists to appear on the track.

On Twitter yesterday evening, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent boss shared: "I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking."

He then added: "We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight."

A number of famous faces have already been doing their bit to help out, including Lily Allen, Rita Ora, and Adele.

Simon's planned charity record wouldn't be his first, previously releasing a cover of REM's Everybody Hurts to raise funds for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


That record featured a number of singers including Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Miley Cyrus, Mika, Mariah Carey, Take That, Susan Boyle, West Life, Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.

Meanwhile, The Met Police has set up an emergency number - 0800 0961 233 - for anyone concerned about friends or family in the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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