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'Britian's Got Talent': Simon Cowell Offers To Pay For MerseyGirls Dancer Julia Carlile's Pioneering Spinal Surgery

The 15-year-old suffers from scoliosis, which could end her dancing career.

03/06/2017 10:00 BST | Updated 03/06/2017 11:49 BST

Simon Cowell has vowed to pay for life-changing surgery for a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ contestant. 

The music mogul has pledged to help MerseyGirls dancer Julia Carlile with the costs of her spinal surgery if the dance troupe do not win the competition. 

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Simon Cowell

The 15-year-old suffers from scoliosis and needs an operation which could end her time as a dancer.

However, it was later discovered that pioneering surgery in the US could help save her career, but will cost around £78,000. 

Simon has now said he will cover the costs of the operation, telling The Sun: “You get letters, you get calls. You have to draw the line at a certain point. But I think if someone comes on in this situation, to do nothing would be – well, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror.

“You create a connection. And I think with us, in this particular case, I think there is something we can do. There’s no way you would ever say ‘right, you came second, so it’s all over’.”

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Simon has offered to pay for Julia Carlile's (bottom right) spinal surgery

He previously hinted he would help the young dancer out, following their semi-final performance on Thursday (1 June) night, telling her: “Whatever happens, we’ll make sure you’re in a great place.”

The group will take on comedian Daliso Chaponda and the Missing People Choircrooners The Pensionalities, pianist Tokio Myers and young comic Ned Woodman, young magician Issy Simpson, comedian/magician Matt Edwards, singer Kyle Tomlinson and magic act DNA in Saturday night’s grand finale. 

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ concludes tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.

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