Simon Cowell stuck to his signature style of a gaping white shirt and black trousers as he took to the red carpet with his gorgeous partner Lauren Silverman.
The couple had a night off from parenting duties as they attended the Together for Short Lives Midsummer Ball at Banqueting House in London on Tuesday night.
Simon shrugged off the Britain’s Got Talent dog scandal to put on a smile at the charity event, and no doubt Lauren helped put a smile back on his face in the slinky silver gown.
With her long dark locks, Lauren looked super stylish on the red carpet with the one-shoulder gown.
The couple, who share one-year-old son Eric, smiled for the cameras before joining guests including Britain’s Got Talent judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.
Simon is a patron for the charity and was hosting the ball in support of seriously ill children and their families.
With husband and wife team Rochelle and Marvin Humes hosting the night’s entertainment – which will include Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Katie Melua, Stephen Mulhern and upcoming musicians Jack Pack.
Simon Cowell has said: “Working with Together for Short Lives has undoubtedly changed my life. Please give this incredible charity your support and together we can make every moment count for seriously ill children and their families.”
Yesterday, Simon Cowell told of his anger and frustration after discovering .
But the show boss and judge begged the public not to blame “really upset” performer Jules O’Dwyer, claiming he took ultimate responsibility for the gaffe.
And he insisted there was “no need” to refund the public phone votes, because he is sure she would have won – even if viewers had known about the extra dog.
Cowell said he did not find out until Monday that Jules and , who performed the tight-rope walking highlight.
But speaking at his West London home today, insisted that neither Jules O’Dwyer or any of the production team had any intent to deceive the viewers.
And as it emerged that more than 500 complaints have flooded in from viewers, he welcomed an Ofcom investigation into the final, calling the gaffe a “c**k-up” rather than a conspiracy.
Cowell said: “The moment I found out I literally put my head in my hands. I spoke to a lot of people after, and I did raise my voice.
“But it was mainly people owning up to it. They felt embarrassed, they felt frustrated, they felt stupid, but you’ve got to man up to this stuff.”