Simon Cowell appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to wish Captain Tom a happy 100th birthday.
Captain Tom received over 125,000 birthday cards and watched a flypast with a Spitfire and Hurricane over his home this morning by the RAF.
Recorded at Simon's home in LA, Simon also thanked him for raising almost £300m for NHS charities.
‘Hello Captain Tom, this is Simon Cowell,’ Simon began. ‘I hear it’s your 100th birthday and I want to say that in itself is remarkable. ‘Happy Birthday. But I also want to congratulate you on everything else you are doing for the country at the moment. ‘You are a total inspiration. I was going to say you’re a national hero, I think you’re a world hero.’
‘Keep doing this, please, for the next 100 years. Sending you all my love. Have the most amazing day. ‘And once again, thank you for everything you’re doing for so many people. I salute you, sir.’