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Simon Cowell shows off painful-looking sunburn on holiday in Barbados

He enjoyed a day out at the beach with his family

Simon Cowell is enjoying a luxury holiday in Barbados with his partner Lauren Silverman, their son Eric and her teenage son Adam.

But it seems The X Factor boss forgot to top up on the suncream as he showed off his painful-looking sunburn during a day out at the beach.

Simon, 59, flaunted his very red chest as he spoke to fellow holidaymakers and even befriended an adorable monkey, which was seen perched on Simon’s shoulders.

Simon Cowell pets a monkey on the beach in Barbados. The couple went for a jet ski ride with son Eric as they continued their sunsoaked vacation in the Caribbean.
Simon showed off his sunburn on the beach (Credit: KB MEDIA / SplashNews.com)

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Relaxing in swimming shorts, a life jacket and Raybans sunglasses, Simon pet the monkey before holding out his arm to let the animal walk up and perch on his shoulders.

The family later hit the sea to jetski and little Eric, four, proved he’s his famous dad’s mini-me as they walked hand-in-hand on the beach.

Simon Cowell pets a monkey on the beach in Barbados. The couple went for a jet ski ride with son Eric as they continued their sunsoaked vacation in the Caribbean.
The family met an adorable monkey during the day out (Credit: KB MEDIA / SplashNews.com)

It comes after Simon and Lauren reportedly recused a stray dog during the trip during his annual auction for homeless pooches on the island.

According to The Sun, the music mogul met terrier cross Daisy and immediately “fell in love” and decided he’s going to bring her home to the UK on his private jet.

The publication claims Daisy was found abandoned with her two puppies before being found by charity K9 Friends.

Simon Cowell pets a monkey on the beach in Barbados. The couple went for a jet ski ride with son Eric as they continued their sunsoaked vacation in the Caribbean.
Eric looked the spitting image of his famous dad (Credit: KB MEDIA / SplashNews.com)

Simon is known for loving dogs and last year, he donated a whopping £25,000 to the Humane Society International (HSI) to help close a dog meat farm in South Korea.

The organisation aims to rescue more than 200 caged dogs and puppies that are bred for human consumption.

And Simon’s generous donation helped the organisation fund a rescue operation at a dog meat farm in Gyeonggi-do, while his fame has also had an “impact” in raising awareness in the country.

Simon Cowell pets a monkey on the beach in Barbados. The couple went for a jet ski ride with son Eric as they continued their sunsoaked vacation in the Caribbean.
Lauren showed off her incredible figure in a black swimsuit (Credit: KB MEDIA / SplashNews.com)

Wendy Higgins, HSI’s Director of International Media, praised the star for his “enormously” beneficial gift.

She told US publication PEOPLE magazine: “His support helped financially but also in raising awareness. We met people in South Korea who had heard of his donation and it really had an impact.”

Simon, Lauren and Eric go on a jet ski ride in Barbados. Eric is also seen petting a baby monkey.
Simon was all smiles during the family day out (Credit: KB MEDIA / SplashNews.com)

The operation was the 13th dog meat farm the organisation have shut down and they found the canines in the facility were covered in sores and had skin diseases, and were kept in dirty, sparse wire cages with “absolutely no enrichment or comfort.”

Wendy added to PEOPLE: “It’s my fifth dog meat farm closure with HSI and honestly, it never gets any easier, it never feels any less horrific to see these dogs clearly so terrified and yet so desperate for human affection.

Simon Cowell at the 'Britain's Got Talent' Press Launch in London
Simon is a known animal lover (Credit: FameFlynet)

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“The conditions are utterly shocking, a factory farm for dogs where they are kept in tiny prisons day in day out. And yet to be there with my HSI colleagues to lift these guys out of that deprivation and suffering, is the best feeling in the world.”

South Korea still has around 17,000 dog meat farms, with HSI hoping to shut down as many as they can and to get the country’s government involved in help trying to eradicate the industry.

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