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Lauren Silverman looks radiant as she joins Simon Cowell and son Eric in Barbados

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell enjoyed another boat day with their son Eric as they continued to celebrate the new year in style during their trip to Barbados on Sunday.

The socialite, 43, took centre stage in a strapless bikini as she tapped into full relaxation mode with the couple’s six-year-old son, while the music mogul, 61, proved there’s nothing stopping him as he hit the waves on a jetski, just five months after he broke his back during a bike accident.

The Cowell family managed to escape the UK’s coronavirus restrictions as they jetted off to the Caribbean island before London and many other parts of the country were locked into a new Tier 4 system.

In their element: Lauren Silverman (pictured) and Simon Cowell enjoyed another boat day with their son Eric as they continued to celebrate the new year in style during their trip to Barbados on Sunday

Having fun: TV star Simon sported a padded swimming vest during his jetski ride

In their element: Lauren Silverman (L) and Simon Cowell (R) enjoyed another boat day with their son Eric as they continued to celebrate the new year in style during their trip to Barbados on Sunday

Showcasing her toned figure, Simon’s girlfriend caught the eye in a bandeau black bralet, teamed with high-waisted briefs.

The brunette injected even more glamour into her beach look by accessorising with a cream trilby and oversized square-framed shades.

Following a dip in the ocean, the mother-of-two, who also shares son Adam, 15, with ex-husband Andrew Silverman, sported drenched locks and replaced her hat with a white headband.

The New Yorker let her skin breathe by going make-up free, and rounded off her appearance with a selection of dainty gold jewellery.

Turning heads: Simon's girlfriend caught the eye in a bandeau black bralet, teamed with high-waisted briefs

Striking: She showcased her toned figure in the two-piece

Turning heads: Showcasing her toned figure, Simon’s girlfriend caught the eye in a bandeau black bralet, teamed with high-waisted briefs

Safety comes first: At one point, the bombshell picked up swimming gear for her youngest child

Safety comes first: At one point, the bombshell picked up swimming gear for her youngest child

Family fun: Following a dip in the ocean, the mother-of-two, who also shares son Adam, 15, with ex-husband Andrew Silverman, sported drenched locks and replaced her hat with a white headband (pictured with Eric)

Wahay! Eric prepared to leap into the sea, with his doting parent looking over at him in support

Family fun: Following a dip in the ocean, the mother-of-two, who also shares son Adam, 15, with ex-husband Andrew Silverman, sported drenched locks and replaced her hat with a white headband (pictured with Eric)

Businessman Simon, meanwhile, looked happy and healthy as he went shirtless during a ride of a personal watercraft.

Donning just a pair of khaki green shorts and mirrored aviator shades, the music executive appeared at peace on his idyllic getaway.

Little Eric was clearly a fan of the trip too, with Simon’s mini-me treating himself to a swim in the large body of water. 

The X Factor creator has shed a whopping 4st after adopting a strict vegan diet and overhauling his exercise regime. 

Off he goes! Businessman Simon, meanwhile, looked happy and healthy as he went shirtless during a ride of a personal watercraft

Off he goes! Businessman Simon, meanwhile, looked happy and healthy as he went shirtless during a ride of a personal watercraft

Less is more: The New Yorker let her skin breathe by going make-up free, and rounded off her appearance with a selection of dainty gold jewellery

Out and about: Lauren wrapped a towel around her waist as she strolled across the boat

Less is more: The New Yorker let her skin breathe by going make-up free, and rounded off her appearance with a selection of dainty gold jewellery

The holiday no doubt comes as a welcome break for Simon, who was taken to hospital in August to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back.   

The media personality had to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year, including ITV programme Britain’s Got Talent. 

Musician Sinitta, 52, who once dated the Britain’s Got Talent judge, previously disclosed that he is now walking a gruelling five miles a day amid his continued recovery. 

The singer told The Sun: ‘Simon has worked hard at his recovery and told me he’s walking 10,000 steps a day that’s around five miles – way more than he was before the accident. He’s got one of those watches that measures every step.’ 

Sources recently claimed the TV star was considering legal action against the manufacturers of his electric bike following his injury.     

Simon and his team are said to be ‘weighing up’ legal options and have been ‘pressing’ the manufacturers, Swindon Powertrain. 

One lawyer claimed that a successful lawsuit could see Simon get up to £10million for medical bills and loss of earnings, the publication reported.

But a whistleblower from the manufacturers reportedly claimed the £20,000 electric bike an ‘accident waiting to happen’ due to Simon’s lack of training.    

They told the publication: ‘It should never have been sold to Simon without him being taught how to use it.’ 

Recovery: The holiday no doubt comes as a welcome break for Simon, who was taken to hospital in August to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back

Recovery: The holiday no doubt comes as a welcome break for Simon, who was taken to hospital in August to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back

Watch him go! The entertainment manager climbed back on the boat following a spot of snorkelling

Sporty mood: He was completely soaked in water as he returned to his loved ones

Watch him go! The entertainment manager climbed back on the boat following a spot of snorkelling

Unfortunate: The outspoken star had to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year, including ITV programme Britain's Got Talent

Unfortunate: The outspoken star had to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year, including ITV programme Britain’s Got Talent

Update: Auditions for Britain's Got Talent 2021 are set to begin in a matter of weeks, with bosses looking at their options to save the series amid COVID-19 restrictions

Exciting times ahead: Viewers can look forward to seeing Simon return to screens with fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams

Update: Auditions for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 are set to begin in a matter of weeks, with bosses looking at their options to save the series amid COVID-19 restrictions

Caring: At another point, Lauren paid close attention towards the record executive as he jumped into the water after his accident

Caring: At another point, Lauren paid close attention towards the record executive as he jumped into the water after his accident

The former employee claimed the Swind EB-01 bike, which can reach up to 60mph and is banned on public roads in the UK, should not be used without specialist training.

The source continued: ‘I said to my boss, “Are you showing Simon how to use this?” He said he was just dropping it off and I said, “Are you serious?”‘     

A spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: ‘Simon is understandably extremely concerned for other peoples’ safety in relation to this bike. 

‘We have been pressing the manufacturers about this and will continue to press them, including in relation to the claims of the former member of staff.’  

Getting his energy back: The Syco founder used his strength to pull his body from the sea

Getting his energy back: The Syco founder used his strength to pull his body from the sea

Kooky: The Lambeth native pulled animated expressions at his nearest and dearest

Active trip: The ITV star held onto a pair of steps as he headed off

Kooky: The Lambeth native pulled animated expressions at his nearest and dearest

A spokesperson for Manufacturers Swindon Powertrain told MailOnline: ‘With any device, it is important to read the user manual before attempting to operate, acknowledged by Mr Cowell himself.   

‘The EB-01 user manual includes a detailed process of how to familiarise oneself with the performance features and procedures to follow.’

They added that they are ‘in contact with Mr Cowell’s aides to progress this’, noting, ‘the company has acted in good faith at all times.’ 

Auditions for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 are set to begin in a matter of weeks, with bosses looking at their options to save the series amid COVID-19 restrictions. 

Quality time: The loved-up couple caught up as they reclined on the luxurious watercraft

Quality time: The loved-up couple caught up as they reclined on the luxurious watercraft

Sweet: They put on a cosy display as they engaged in conversation

Sweet: They put on a cosy display as they engaged in conversation

Going strong: The pair have been dating since 2013

Going strong: The pair have been dating since 2013

It had been claimed that contestants are expected to be filmed at locations across the globe to avoid the current Tier 4 rules put in place in London. 

However, a show insider told MailOnline that bosses have already settled on a UK location, but will continue to assess their options. 

The source said: ‘The auditions are currently planned for a venue at the end of Jan/ early Feb. Obviously if that’s not feasibly safety-wise, producers will look at other options and contingencies.’

Viewers can look forward to seeing Simon return to screens with fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. 

Impressive: Little Eric was clearly a fan of the trip too, with Simon's mini-me treating himself to a swim in the large body of water

In good company: He sported goggles and was accompanied by an adult

Impressive: Little Eric was clearly a fan of the trip too, with Simon’s mini-me treating himself to a swim in the large body of water

No fear! The celebrity offspring dived into saltwater without a care in the world

 No fear! The celebrity offspring dived into saltwater without a care in the world

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