dailymail.co.uk- Simon Cowell proved he’s a big softie at heart when he donated £190,000 ($250,000) of his own money to a dogs charity on Saturday night.
MailOnline can reveal that the TV mogul held his annual event at the Royal Westmoreland in Barbados, but was forced to save the charity after the auction failed to raise enough on the night.
There were lots of money can’t buy items up for auction on the night and guests bid $1500 for tickets to see the Script and $1000 for cooking lessons from a Masterchef winner.
There was also $5000 bid for VIP tickets to ITV’s Summertime Ball and $2000 for a golf day at the Royal Westmoreland.
Simon has been parading his new svelte figure while away in Barbados, after dropping 20 pounds after adopting a new healthy lifestyle.
But he had to call on girlfriend Lauren Silverman to come to the rescue after his button flew off as he was about to take to the stage at the auction.
Lauren ran over and fixed the wardrobe malfunction with a safety pin.
Simon has three beloved pooches, called Squiddly, Diddly and Freddy.
Last year, announced he plans on spending £180,000 on getting them cloned.
He told The Sun On Sunday that he is using a South Korean company to ensure that his three Yorkshire terriers live on, even after their death.
He said: ‘I am 100 per cent cloning the dogs, all of them. We’ve thoroughly looked into it, got all the details and I can prove to you I’m going to clone them.
‘There is documentation. I am doing it because I cannot bear the thought of them not being around.
‘I might actually do it sooner rather than later, which will mean we have six dogs running around. It doesn’t hurt them. It’s like a swab, a DNA thing.’
The process costs around £60,000 per animal and scientists perform a skin biopsy on the dog’s stomach.
The paper reports that scientists then remove the nucleus from harvested eggs and insert a skin cell from the animal to be cloned.