VIDEO: Simon Cowell’s special message for Bailey Matthews

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Simon Cowell has sent a special message to Worksop’s Bailey Matthews, who has launched his own triathlon.

The music mogul wanted to wish the nine-year-old luck for his new race, which will take place later in the year.

Bailey Matthews won the hearts of people all over the world when a video of him finishing his first ever triathlon went viral.

The youngster, who has cerebral palsy, now wants other children to get the chance to try out the multi-discipline sport, alongside their parents.

And he’s managed to gain the support of former Formula One World Champion Jenson Button.

The Be More Bailey family triathlon will run alongside this July’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, at Markeaton Park in Derby.

Bailey Matthews and David Walliams

Bailey Matthews and David Walliams

See more information, and a video interview Bailey did to launch the event here.