Simon Cowell And His Mini-Me Son Eric

15/08/2014 10:29 | Updated 20 May 2015

simon cowell and eric in sunglasses

Simon Cowell has charmed Twitter fans with an adorable picture of himself and his six-month-old son Eric in matching sunglasses.

The X Factor judge obviously hasn't wasted any time introducing his son and heir to his trademark aviators.

What's next? A high-waisted babygro?

He captioned the photo, shared to over 10 million followers: 'Taking after daddy'.

It's the latest in a string of cute photos of father-son bonding moments that Simon has shared with fans since Eric arrived on Valentine's Day this year.

D'aww! We can't explain what it is, but there's something inherently hilarious about a baby in adult sunglasses, and the smirk on Simon's face suggests that he agrees.

It's a good job that Simon has clearly taken to fatherhood like a duck to water, because partner Lauren Silverman, 36, recently spilled that there are plans for more little Cowells on the cards.

"We'll definitely have more children," she told the Mirror, calling Simon an 'amazing dad'. Contrary to his past statement that when it came to dirty work, he would be calling for the nanny, Lauren revealed that the 54-year-old is a hands-on dad who even gets stuck in with nappy-changing.

The photo was taken during Simon and Lauren's recent summer holiday in the Hamptons, the upscale Long Island summer colony which has long been a preferred spot for holidaying superstars.

Other devotees of the pricey seaside resort include Beyoncé and Jay Z and the Kardashian clan.

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In any case, holiday mode is now well and truly over for Simon, who is back to work on the latest series of the X Factor.

The judges are currently filming arena auditions at Wembley for the show, which is scheduled to return to screens on Saturday, August 30.


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