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