Turns out X Factor boss Simon Cowell really really loves his dogs. In fact, he’s set to make duplicates of his three Yorkshire terriers using a South Korean cloning company.
Yes, really. Squiddly, Diddly and Freddy are set to be swabbed for DNA as Cowell cannot “bear the thought of them not being around”.
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“I am 100 per cent cloning the dogs, all of them,” he told The Sun on Sunday.
“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. I might actually do it sooner rather than later, which will mean we have six dogs running around.”
He added that the swabbing process – reportedly costing £60,000 per pooch – won’t harm his dogs.