Music boss used his yacht to help those aboard

Simon Cowell became a hero on Wednesday after rescuing those onboard a sinking ship.

The X Factor boss was enjoying a holiday sailing the Mediterranean on his luxury yacht with pop star pal Sinitta but things turned dramatic when a mayday call came through.

Another boat was starting to sink so Simon, 52, sent his vessel to the scene to rescue the 9 stranded passengers whilst Sinitta shared the drama on Twitter.

OMG!! Just had a May Day message , 35ft boat sinking..Tweeted Sinitta, 43.

SC has sent us to help and rescue 9 people on board! Slipstream look alike boat

Everyone ok, noone hurt.captain won’t let boat sink, petrol in sea etc would cause major problems and fines. No tide, so hole plugged

Simon, who is rumoured to be making a return to The X Factor UK soon, was happy to help the troubled vessel.

‘He’s always helping people,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

‘Yacht owners look out for one another.’

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Anna Francis