Cowell musters stars for Haiti recording

Pop and TV mogul Simon Cowell is to make a charity single to raise money for the quake-hit Haiti.

He said the urgent fund-raising effort - which could involve stars like Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis - followed a request from the Prime Minister.

It could also see VAT waived on all sales of the track to maximise money raised.

Speaking at last night's National Television Awards ceremony in London, Cowell said: "We made the decision today.

"We had a request from the Prime Minister and The Sun newspaper, 'Would we put a record together?', so we haven't got a lot of time but we are going to do something, and attempt to raise as much money as possible."

He also said that fellow judge Cheryl Cole "would love" to be part of the single.