Dad-to-be Simon Cowell: “I’m not brilliant with babies”


Music mogul Simon Cowell, who’s expecting a baby boy with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, says he isn't “brilliant with babies”.

The X Factor judge admits he isn't terribly adept at looking after tots. “I'm not brilliant with babies. I never know what to do,” he said. “But once he's older I think I'll be a good dad in terms of advice. Then I'll get to do all the things I want to do, such as go to Disneyland or Universal Studios, teach him how to drive – I love all that.”

The 53-year-old also hopes to pass on his love of music to his son and says he picked up some of his own musical interests from what his parents played for him as a child.

Speaking to Parade magazine, he said, “He'll listen to whatever I listen to and make his own choices. It's funny . . . my mum played Frank Sinatra when I was a kid, and because he was her choice I used to hate it. But I love Sinatra now. He always looked like he was having fun and he didn't conform. That's probably why I've got pictures of him all over my house!” - Bang Showbiz Share your thoughts:

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