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SI AM SO SORRY; COWELL APOLOGISES TO SINGER OVER LACK OF SUPPORT; Music mogul gives standing ovation to Jai.

Byline: Laura Harding

Simon Cowell has apologised after admitting he did not offer "any support" to former Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall.

The pair were reunited last night when the singer was a contestant on Britain's Got Talent: The Champions.

The Scot won the show in 2011 but was dropped by his record label after the release of his debut album.

Ahead of appearing on The Champions, McDowall said: "When I got the record deal it was a dream come true and to have it all taken away was one of the hardest things I've had to deal with.

"That is why I'm on Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, to show Simon I was a worthy winner and I deserve a second chance."

After he sang I'll Never Love Again from A Star Is Born, judge David Walliams told him: "I have always thought you were a bit overlooked as a winner and very unfairly and you proved tonight that you are one of the best winners Britain's Got Talent has ever had.

Cowell said: "I owe you an apology for not giving you the support I should have given you at the time.

"I respect the fact you have come back to make me look like an idiot and you look fantastic and I could not have been more thrilled. So here is the standing ovation that I should have given you."

McDowall replied: "You have no idea what that means."

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HIGH PRAISE. David Walliams

DROPPED Jai McDowall

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