Queen expected to honour X Factor judge for charity work


Simon Cowell is a hot favourite to receive a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on 12 June.

Gordon Brown is believed to have recommended that The X Factor judge becomes Sir Simon before he resigned as Prime Minister last week.

The 50-year-old  – who is a patron of Children’s
Hospices UK
– helped organise a charity single in aid of the
Haiti earthquake victims earlier this year and has generated millions for the British music industry.

Gordon Brown was very keen for Simon to get proper recognition for his work,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

‘He was particularly impressed by the way Simon responded to his suggestion to release a record for Haiti by dropping everything to ensure it was a success.

‘And there’s also no doubt he has brought a great deal of happiness to millions of people with his music and TV shows.’

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