Simon Cowell has received a picture of himself as an early Christmas present while holidaying in Barbados.

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The X Factor boss was presented with the woven image during a break with his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour and her boyfriend Clark Mallon.

Cowell was spotted receiving the picture from Barbadian artist W. Hewitt, who seemed to have been working on the print for more than a year as it had the date ‘2012’ painted in the bottom right corner.

The 54-year-old star looked thrilled as he was presented with the print, a portrait picture of him appearing to be wearing a purple Lacoste jacket as it featured the fashion brand’s iconic green crocodile emblem on one of the pockets.

Cowell celebrated receiving the early festive gift by going on a jet-ski ride with 39-year-old Seymour’s model boyfriend Mallon, 23.

But there was no sign of Simon’s pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who is expecting his first child in February. She is thought to be in the US spending Christmas with her seven-year-old son Adam.