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Simon Cowell breaks down in tears as Lauren Silverman rushes to hug him on live X Factor final after charity single airs


SIMON Cowell broke down in tears and girlfriend Lauren Silverman rushed to hug him during the live X Factor final tonight.

The music mogul couldn’t speak after watching the video for the show’s latest charity single, a cover of Snow Patrol’s Run.

 Simon Cowell broke down in tears and girlfriend Lauren Silverman rushed to hug him during the live X Factor final tonight

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Simon Cowell broke down in tears and girlfriend Lauren Silverman rushed to hug him during the live X Factor final tonightCredit: itv

Viewers will be able to buy the single tonight, with proceeds going to Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

All the finalists, Max and Harvey, Jenny Ryan, V5 and winner Megan McKenna all recorded parts.

Host Dermot O’Leary turned to Simon after the video ended and asked for his thoughts.

But Simon, 60, couldn’t speak as he placed he lifted his glasses and placed his hand over his eyes as he cried.

 Simon choked up after watching the charity video raising money for two children's charities

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Simon choked up after watching the charity video raising money for two children’s charitiesCredit: itv
 Lauren ran up to the judge's podium to console Simon

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Lauren ran up to the judge’s podium to console SimonCredit: itv

Fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger rubbed his arm for comfort just as Simon’s girlfriend Lauren ran onto the judge’s podium and wrapped her arms around him from behind.

Dermot then swiftly moved on as Simon composed himself off camera.

Earlier today, The Sun Online exclusively revealed the first look at the charity Christmas song featuring all 13 acts.

The acts also visited Shooting Star House, a children’s hospice that cares for babies and children will life-limiting conditions.

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The Sun revealed last week that The X Factor would swap the traditional winner’s single for a group effort this year.

Try Star’s Ben Foden, 34, said: “Charity singles are always so iconic.

“It’s a lovely memory for us to have but more importantly, we’re all doing this for a fantastic cause.”

 Megan McKenna won the show

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Megan McKenna won the showCredit: itv

Wes Nelson, 21, added: “We’ve seen some absolutely amazing charity singles over the years and to be part of that is surreal. It’s something that makes a difference.

“Yes, X Factor was great and it meant a lot but I think this is one of the most meaningful things you can do with music.”

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