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

'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.

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. 

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’.”

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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