Simon Cowell sent a ‘massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee’s family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a ‘massive lorry load’ of gifts to X Factor contestant Scarlett Lee’s family after their home was destroyed in a fire.

The usually blunt judge, 59, showed his softer side when helping his mentee’s brother, his wife, and their children following the blaze that ruined most of their belongings.

Speaking to OK! magazine this week, the 21-year-old revealed: ‘Simon had sent my family new mattresses, bedding, pillows and quilts, a big massive lorry load.

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Kind-hearted: Simon Cowell sent a ‘big massive lorry load’ of items to X Factor contestant Scarlett Lee’s family after their home was destroyed in a fire

‘We keep getting little surprises. He sent Harrods toys for the children.’

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Yet when the singer asked the X Factor team about the instances, they replied: ‘Oh, we didn’t know that,’ with Simon having made the donations himself.

The Surrey-native added: ‘He offers you so much support. I don’t know how I would have got through that without his support, because it was overwhelming.’

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Helping hand: The usually blunt judge, 59, showed his softer side when helping his mentee’s brother, his wife, and their children following the blaze that ruined most of their belongings

Last month, the popular singer’s brother Benjamin, his wife Sharon and their four young children, were forced to evacuate through the windows of their mobile home as it burnt to the ground.

Scarlett, who is believed to have been in the neighbouring caravan, was thought to have undergone a minor procedure after sustaining an eye injury from burning embers as she tried to help her loved-ones escape their mobile abode.

Four fire engines, a water carrier and some specialist vehicles from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were sent to extinguish the blaze, with it taking four hours to ‘scale down’ the flames.

Scarlett is now Simon’s final act in the singing competition after both Shan Ako and Bella Penfold were eliminated in last night’s results show.

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Praise: The Surrey-native said: ‘He offers you so much support. I don’t know how I would have got through that without his support, because it was overwhelming.’

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Horrible news: Last month, the popular singer’s brother Benjamin, his wife Sharon and their four young children, were forced to evacuate their mobile home as it burnt to the ground

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Ruin: Scarlett, who is believed to have been in the neighbouring caravan, sustained an eye injury from burning embers as she tried to help her loved-ones escape their mobile abode

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

Simon Cowell sent a 'massive lorry load’ of gifts to Scarlett Lee's family after home was destroyed

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Speaking on her relationship with Simon, the songstress said: ‘I just annoy Simon, I poke him here and there. He loves it. I know when to be serious, don’t get me wrong, and I can also call him when I feel down. I have his number.’

The performer also has Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson on hand for whenever she needs a chat, with the pair having struck up a friendship through the show. 

Meanwhile Simon was left ‘devastated’ on Sunday evening when his acts Bella Penfold and Shan were both eliminated from The X Factor.

Bella became the first casualty of the Sunday night results show after earning the least amount of votes from the British public, before Shan was sent home after facing off against Acacia and Aaliyah in the sing-off.