Music mogul Simon Cowell has admitted that the fire at London's Grenfell Tower, "sent chills through him" and has prompted him to make a charity record of Bridge Over Troubled Water with all proceeds going to those affected by the horror blaze.

Cowell has confirmed some big names to appear on the record of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 single Bridge Over Troubled Water.

It is reported that among the singers are: Lily Allen, Liam Payne, James Arthur, Craig David, The Who and Louisa Johnson.

The single will be recorded on Sunday and is expected to be ready to go on sale on Monday.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the X Factor boss revealed that he had also visited the site and saw firsthand how residents have reached out to help one another. 

"I drove up to see the building, which is only around the corner from me," he said.

"I've seen a lot of bad things and not far away from where I'm sitting, it really dawned on you.

"It sent chills through me.

"Seeing the building made a big impact and I think the thing that really hit home for me was seeing that wall [of tributes].

"I saw those messages and when I saw how the residents immediately turned out with water and clothes and offers of shelter and everything else...

"And that's when I thought, 'I'm not going to sit here and do nothing' - for me in my position to not do something would be appalling."

Speaking about Adele's involvement, Cowell added: "I would love to get her on the record - we will see what happens.

"We've already started to get a lot of people calling in to say, 'Of course we will do it'."

"I do genuinely believe this will make a difference," he added.