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Simon Cowell strolls along the beach with pet dogs during Barbados trip

He’s known for his love for animals and even donated £190,000 to a dogs’ charity at a fundraiser late last year. 

And Simon Cowell appeared in great spirits as he enjoyed a scenic stroll along the beach with his pet dogs Squiddly, Diddly, Freddy and Daisy during his nearly month-long trip to Barbados on Monday evening.

The media mogul, 60 – who stepped out without son Eric, five, and partner Lauren Silverman, 42 – continued to showcase his 20lb weight loss as he went shirtless and sported grey shorts.

Cheery: Simon Cowell appeared in great spirits as he enjoyed a scenic stroll along the beach with his pet dogs Squiddly, Diddly and Freddy during his nearly month-long trip to Barbados on Monday evening

Opting for comfort, the X Factor star ditched his footwear in favour of a barefoot appearance as he walked alongside his adorable Yorkshire terriers in the scenic Caribbean island.

The CEO of Syco dressed appropriately for the sweltering hot weather as he shielded his eyes from the sun in a pair of square-framed shades.

Simon was in good company as he enjoyed some quality time with his pets, who were guided along the sandy shores with red, blue and pink dog leashes.

Little Eric has been raised around the playful pets, with dogs Squiddly and Diddly joining the Cowell family back in 2013 and little Freddy being added to the gang in 2016.  

Off he goes: The media mogul, 60, stepped out without son Eric, five, and partner Lauren Silverman, 42

Youthful: He continued to showcase his 20lb weight loss as he went shirtless and sported grey gradient-tinted shorts

Off he goes: The media mogul, 60 – who stepped out without son Eric, five, and partner Lauren Silverman, 42 – continued to showcase his 20lb weight loss as he went shirtless and sported grey shorts

Eek! At one point, one of the BGT star's dogs appeared to be a bit stubborn as the animal refused to continue the family walk

Eek! At one point, one of the BGT star’s dogs appeared to be a bit stubborn as the animal refused to continue the family walk

Dog friendly: He's known for his love for animals and even donated £190,000 to a dogs' charity at a fundraiser late last year

Well-deserved break: Simon was in his element as he enjoyed time away from his busy schedule

Dog friendly: He’s known for his love for animals and even donated £190,000 to a dogs’ charity at a fundraiser late last year

Hi there! The former American Idol judge flashed a thumbs up at an onlookers

Hi there! The former American Idol judge flashed a thumbs up at an onlookers 

Nearly two years ago, Simon added to his family by adopting stray dog Daisy from Barbados. She was found abandoned with her two puppies, but thanks to charity K9 Puppies, of which Simon is a patron, they were all nursed back to health.

In 2018, the dog lover revealed he was ‘100 per cent cloning’ his beloved pet dogs at the cost of £180,000. 

At the time, he told The Sun On Sunday he is using a South Korean company to ensure that his three Yorkshire terriers live on, even after their death. 

He said: ‘I am 100 per cent cloning the dogs, all of them. We’ve thoroughly looked into it, got all the details and I can prove to you I’m going to clone them. There is documentation. I am doing it because I cannot bear the thought of them not being around.

Chirpy: The talent manager grinned from ear-to-ear as he stepped out with his four dogs

Chirpy: The talent manager grinned from ear-to-ear as he stepped out with his four dogs 

Healthy lifestyle: TV judge Simon has been showcasing his newly trim figure of late, after he shed the pounds after embarking on a vegan diet

'I stuck to it and it's easy': The media personality also spoke about cutting down on alcohol last year

Healthy lifestyle: TV judge Simon has been showcasing his newly trim figure of late, after he shed the pounds after embarking on a vegan diet

Less is more: Opting for comfort, the X Factor star ditched his footwear in favour of a barefoot appearance as he walked alongside his adorable Yorkshire terriers in the scenic Caribbean island

Less is more: Opting for comfort, the X Factor star ditched his footwear in favour of a barefoot appearance as he walked alongside his adorable Yorkshire terriers in the scenic Caribbean island

All in the details: The CEO of Syco dressed appropriately for the sweltering hot weather as he shielded his eyes from the sun in a pair of square-framed shades

All in the details: The CEO of Syco dressed appropriately for the sweltering hot weather as he shielded his eyes from the sun in a pair of square-framed shades

‘I might actually do it sooner rather than later, which will mean we have six dogs running around. It doesn’t hurt them. It’s like a swab, a DNA thing.’ The process costs around £60,000 per animal and scientists perform a skin biopsy on the dog’s stomach.

The paper reports that scientists then remove the nucleus from harvested eggs and insert a skin cell from the animal to be cloned.  

Known for his acid-tongued personality, Simon proved he’s a big softie at heart when he donated £190,000 ($250,000) to a dogs charity on December 28.

MailOnline revealed the star held his annual event at the Royal Westmoreland in Barbados, but was forced to save the charity after the auction failed to raise enough on the night.

Simon's dog family: He was in good company as he enjoyed some quality time with his pets, who were guided along the sandy shores with red, blue and pink dog leashes

Simon’s dog family: He was in good company as he enjoyed some quality time with his pets, who were guided along the sandy shores with red, blue and pink dog leashes

Their history: Squiddly and Diddly joining the Cowell family back in 2013 and little Freddy being added to the gang in 2016

Their history: Squiddly and Diddly joining the Cowell family back in 2013 and little Freddy being added to the gang in 2016

How sweet: Simon proved he's a big softie at heart when he donated £190,000 ($250,000) to a dogs charity on December 28

Out of character: The donation came as a surprise as he is known for his acid-tongued personality

How sweet: Known for his acid-tongued personality, Simon proved he’s a big softie at heart when he donated £190,000 ($250,000) to a dogs charity on December 28

Busy bee: Last month, the youthful-looking star launched The X Factor: The Band in direct competition to Little Mix's upcoming series The Search

Busy bee: Last month, the youthful-looking star launched The X Factor: The Band in direct competition to Little Mix’s upcoming series The Search

TV judge Simon has been showcasing his newly trim figure of late, after he shed the pounds after embarking on a vegan diet.  

He recently said The Ellen DeGeneres Show: ‘I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, “You have the worst diet I’ve ever met from any patient.”‘ 

Simon then added: ‘It’s like the Eric diet because he actually, apart from ice cream, he actually likes water. I mean, who likes water? And his raw vegetables. So I’m on like, the Eric Cowell diet.’ 

Full relaxation mode: Simon showed no sign of tiring from the island's sun, sea and sand as he continued to holiday in the celebrity hotspot

Full relaxation mode: Simon showed no sign of tiring from the island’s sun, sea and sand as he continued to holiday in the celebrity hotspot

Caring: Nearly two years ago, Simon added to his family by adopting stray dog Daisy (second from right) from Barbados

Caring: Nearly two years ago, Simon added to his family by adopting stray dog Daisy (second from right) from Barbados

Having fun: The Lambeth native travels to Barbados every year

High spirits: He was accompanied with a dog-sitter as he walked by the sea

High spirits: He was accompanied with a dog-sitter as he walked by the sea

Lifestyle change: Amanda Holden, who sits on the panel with Simon for Britain's Got Talent, has also spoken out about his weight loss and claimed it was the result of Simon switching to 'skinny lager'

Lifestyle change: Amanda Holden, who sits on the panel with Simon for Britain’s Got Talent, has also spoken out about his weight loss and claimed it was the result of Simon switching to ‘skinny lager’

Happy: Simon beamed with delight as he held onto his adorable pooches

Happy: Simon beamed with delight as he held onto his adorable pooches

The media personality also spoke about cutting down on alcohol last year, he told Extra: ‘I went to see this guy who’s very well-known. 

‘And he said to me, after doing some blood work, “You can’t have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread or gluten.” 

‘I’m thinking, “What about alcohol?” And he said, “Maybe not quite as much as you had before.” And I did it and I stuck to it and it’s easy.’

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