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Simon Cowell appears to be in great spirits on 10km charity walk in London with Lauren Silverman

He’s walking 10km for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices after raising an impressive nearly £30,000.

And Simon Cowell appeared to be in great spirits as he hit the streets of Twickenham and Richmond on Wednesday for his charity walk with partner Lauren Silverman, 43. 

The music mogul, 61, who broke his back in an electric bike accident just 10 months ago, gave a thumbs up and was seen celebrating after competing the challenge.

All for a good cause: Simon Cowell appeared to be in great spirits while on his charity walk with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in London on Wednesday

Simon kept things laid-back for the charity walk, donning white shorts and a long-sleeved black T-shirt.

Ensuring optimum comfort for the lengthy distance needing to be covered, he wore a pair of black trainers and matching socks.

The Got Talent judge also sported a black face mask for some of the stroll however took it off at some points on the outdoors route. 

Lauren was also perfectly dressed for the occasion in black leggings and a top, with the beauty wrapping a grey jumper around her toned midriff.

Success: The music mogul, 61, and his partner, 43, beamed a smile as they celebrated completing the challenge together

Success: The music mogul, 61, and his partner, 43, beamed a smile as they celebrated completing the challenge together

Challenge: Simon, who broke his back in an electric bike accident just 10 months ago, was joined by his partner (left) and the charity's vice president Karen Sugarman (middle)

Challenge: Simon, who broke his back in an electric bike accident just 10 months ago, was joined by his partner (left) and the charity’s vice president Karen Sugarman (middle)

She accessorised with a baseball cap and sunglasses as well as nude trainers and a selection of jewellery. 

The couple’s walk, which saw them joined by several other people including the charity’s vice president Karen Sugarman, comes after Simon reportedly told friends he feels ‘110 per cent’ amid his broken back recovery.

Simon has raised over £30,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices after promising to complete the walk, despite the life-altering injury he sustained last year.

Lovely: The group let off lanterns in memory of children as they raised money for the hospice

Lovely: The group let off lanterns in memory of children as they raised money for the hospice 

Looking the part: Simon kept things laid-back for the charity walk, donning white shorts and a long-sleeved black T-shirt

Looking the part: Simon kept things laid-back for the charity walk, donning white shorts and a long-sleeved black T-shirt

Having fun: The trio paused for some snaps outside one of the charity's shops while hitting the streets of London

Having fun: The trio paused for some snaps outside one of the charity’s shops while hitting the streets of London

Casual: Lauren was also perfectly dressed for the occasion in black leggings and a top, with the beauty wrapping a grey jumper around her toned midriff

Casual: Lauren was also perfectly dressed for the occasion in black leggings and a top, with the beauty wrapping a grey jumper around her toned midriff

Off they go: The small group walked along the street with Simon donning a face mask for some of the route

Off they go: The small group walked along the street with Simon donning a face mask for some of the route

But a source close to the star told The Mirror that he is back on top form.

They said last Wednesday: ‘Simon is back to full fitness and has been telling pals he feels “110 per cent”.

‘He jumped at the chance to do the charity walk as it’s a cause so close to his heart.

‘He has a contacts book bulging with celebrity friends and rest assured they will all be getting calls about donating.’ 

Celebration time! Simon and Lauren beamed and shared their excitement after coming to the end of the walk

Well done! They managed to complete the route on Wednesday

Celebration time! Simon and Lauren beamed and shared their excitement after coming to the end of the walk

Sporty: Simon, Karen and Lauren all donned activewear for the worthy walk in London

Sporty: Simon, Karen and Lauren all donned activewear for the worthy walk in London

Staying hydrated: Lauren carried a bottle of water while Simon chatted to a young boy

Staying hydrated: Lauren carried a bottle of water while Simon chatted to a young boy

All together: The group walked through public areas to complete the 10km challenge

All together: The group walked through public areas to complete the 10km challenge

The source added: ‘Simon has been having intensive physiotherapy to get back on his feet and has been steadily building his mileage by conducting business meetings on walks around the block.’   

Simon, Lauren and Karen are completing the challenge to honour children who have passed away, after being supported the hospice charity in their final moments.

Simon has been using the last year to rebuild his health and fitness after injuring himself during an electric bike incident last year.  

Chatting: He was also seen speaking with another man while tackling the 10km challenge

Chatting: He was also seen speaking with another man while tackling the 10km challenge

Applaudable: Simon, Lauren and Karen are completing the challenge to honour children who have passed away, after being supported the hospice charity in their final moments

Applaudable: Simon, Lauren and Karen are completing the challenge to honour children who have passed away, after being supported the hospice charity in their final moments

All smiles: The team beamed as they took a quick break on the route and caught their breath

All smiles: The team beamed as they took a quick break on the route and caught their breath

All recovered: Simon, pictured walking with Karen on Wednesday, has reportedly told friends he feels '110 per cent' amid his broken back recovery

All recovered: Simon, pictured walking with Karen on Wednesday, has reportedly told friends he feels ‘110 per cent’ amid his broken back recovery

He reportedly came within ‘one-centimetre of being paralysed’ when he fell from the vehicle and broke his back in multiple places.

The entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu.

He was at home with his partner Lauren, their son, Eric, six, and his stepson Adam, 14, at the time.

Drama: The mogul was rushed to hospital last August when he fell from his bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu but seems to be doing very well 10 months on

Drama: The mogul was rushed to hospital last August when he fell from his bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu but seems to be doing very well 10 months on


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