'Cowell' sings on Christmas single
Simon Cowell's lookalike Simon Carol is releasing a Christmas song to rival the X Factor winner's single.
Andy Monk has recorded A Christmas Cowell, along with the rest of his lookalike group The Chippendoubles, with whom he appeared on Britain's Got Talent this year.
Andy, 51, from Nottinghamshire, said the proceeds raised from the song, which is accompanied by a video featuring various celebrity lookalikes including Louis Walsh, David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, and a cameo appearance from the real Brian Harvey from East 17, will be donated to CLIC Sargent, a charity that supports children suffering from cancer.
Andy said the idea came from the group's David Beckham lookalike and that everyone involved donated their time for free.
He said: "It's a really chirpy, catchy, memorable Christmas song in the style of the ones from the 70s or 80s perhaps.
"Shakin' Stevens, Slade, that sort of thing because we thought that was lacking this year so we wanted to add that flavour to the charts."
Andy, who works as a sound and lighting engineer by day, said Simon himself was a fan of the impression.
"He really enjoyed it," he said, "Simon said that it was one of his favourite acts, which is praise indeed from Mr Cowell, I think."
The song will be released on December 13 and is available for download on iTunes and the video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_dR8ylnq-Y.