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Simon Cowell planning charity single for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze

The big-hearted music and TV mogul has announced plans to assemble a host of famous pals to record a track to benefit those who lost everything in Wednesday morning's (14Jun17) blaze.

Simon Cowell has pledged to help the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy by releasing an all-star charity single.

The big-hearted music and TV mogul, who produced the charity single Everybody Hurts for the victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, has announced plans to assemble a host of famous pals to record a track to benefit those who lost everything in Wednesday morning's (14Jun17) blaze.

The inferno claimed the lives of at least 17 people and left more than 2,000 homeless.

"I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking," Simon tweeted on Thursday. "We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight."

One singer he might be able to snag for the record is Adele, who paid an emotional visit to the site of the fire on Wednesday night, hugging victims and doing her best to offer "comfort" to those affected by the tragedy.

The 29-year-old singer was reportedly accompanied by husband Simon Konecki as she made her way round the area that has become a vigil site for victims.

Rita Ora and Lily Allen are among the other musicians to have offered help to those affected by the tragedy.

Meanwhile, television star Tommy Mallett, who found fame on The Only Way Is Essex, led the small screen celebrities pledging their support, by donating 15 boxes of clothes to those left with nothing after the fire.

"Tommy was horrified, just like everyone was, when he saw the sad news," a source told The Sun Online of the star, who runs a successful fashion brand. “He decided to shut up shop and get his staff to help him load up a van packed with boxes of clothes and shoes from his shop.

“He asked on social media where best to take everything and eventually drove to West London in a van to take it to a local mosque. He’s planning on taking more stuff when he can get the stock.”

Tamara Ecclestone, Jeremy Clarkson and Jamie Oliver have also done their utmost to rally fans to fundraise and donate items to help those affected.

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