Simon Cowell open to having more kids at the age of 59 to join son Eric: Whatever happens, happens


BGUK_1261148 - ** RIGHTS: WORLDWIDE EXCEPT IN UNITED STATES ** Los Angeles, CA - Simon Cowell jokes he wants his son Eric to date five year-old America's Got Talent contestant Sophie Fatu. Sophie came out on stage with Tyra Banks - and then confidently said she had a dream that judge Simon Cowell would push his golden buzzer for her. He replied: "Cheeky!" Sophie, who lives in Charleston, West Virginia, then sang Frank Sinatra???s My Way. Simon said they were not expecting that. He said he loved that song and usually older people sing it. Simon called her hilarious and said he wanted her to date his son Eric. He quipped: "I can make an introduction," as Sophie stood on the stage with her mouth open! Simon then said she was adorable while Mel B said that she was so cute and that she sung like an angel. Howie Mandel thought it was amazing and said that she was cute and talented while Heidi Klum said that Sophie should be so proud of herself. Sophie got four yes votes and was sent through to the next round. Viewers were then shown a clip of Cowell's son Eric, four, sitting on his lap before hitting the red X button as the Brit judge told the youngster: "No, we don't buzz Sophie!" *BACKGRID DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY BACKGRID ARE FOR BACKGRID'S SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD BACKGRID HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH USER'S PUBLICATION OF THE MATERIAL* Pictured: Simon Cowell, son Eric BACKGRID UK 12 JUNE 2018 BYLINE MUST READ: NBC / BACKGRID UK: +44 208 344 2007 / uksales@backgrid.com USA: +1 310 798 9111 / usasales@backgrid.com *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication*
Simon isnt adverse to having more children (Picture: NIPI / NBC / BACKGRID)

Simon Cowell has admitted he hasnt ruled out the idea of having another to child to join four-year-old son Eric.

The 59-year-old media mogul welcomed his first son with longterm partner Lauren Silverman in 2014, with his leap into fatherhood showing fans a much softer side to his personality.

Though the X Factor judge admits he had previous concerns about having kids too late, he has revealed hes open to the idea of having a second.

If youd have asked me six years ago I would have probably gone, “I might have left this a bit too late,” but then you go, “Oh how you could imagine him not being here.” So whatever happens, happens, the dad-of-one told Lizzie Cundy on This Morning.

Simon also confessed hes already got Eric in training to one day fill his shoes as head judge on the X Factor panel and CEO of music label Syco.

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He said: Hes in training as you will see over the weekend, Im getting him ready to do my job.

Simon welcomed his first son with longterm partner Lauren Silverman in 2014 (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

And he wasnt lying; the music producer let Eric take control of entertainment empire Syco – which recently sensationally dropped X Factor proteges Little Mix and Rak-Su – earlier this month.

Eric even dressed as his famous father for a day at the office, complete with white shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, sharp shades, some grey hairs and a bit of makeup stubble.

Unicefs World Childrens Day is an inspired idea. I can now talk as a very proud Dad about the joy Eric has brought to my life, Simon gushed.

My dream would be to see him one day running the company I have built. And the most important lesson I have learned is what children teach you. They all have a voice.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Buchan/REX/Shutterstock (9799582f) Eric Cowell Simon Cowell honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, USA - 22 Aug 2018
Simon hopes Eric will take over his entertainment empire one day (Picture: David Buchan/REX/Shutterstock)

It turned out to be quite the This Morning appearance for Simon, who aside from gushing about his son, also manged to put his foot in it as he discussed potential X Factor winners.

When pressed on who he thinks might take this years crown, the head judge tipped Louis Tomlinsons Dalton Harris over his own act Scarlett Lee.


Simon also turned heads during the interview by claiming he thought Cheryl had died following *that* controversial performance of Love Made Me Do It on the show earlier this month.

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I thought she was dead at the end of it actually! he declared.

I remember her lying there, and I said to Louis: “I think shes dead!” and then she stood up. So I was laughing afterwards.

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