Simon Cowell Shares Video Of Baby Eric Drumming Along To One Direction Song

12/11/2014 15:11 | Updated 20 May 2015

Simon Cowell recently said that his son Eric would be following in his footsteps and taking over his music empire when he's old enough.

And it looks like Eric knows exactly which side his bread is buttered judging by this sweet clip.

Simon shared the cute footage of nine-month-old Eric bopping along to a One Direction song on Facebook, and the video was quickly Liked, Shared and generally adored by X Factor fans.

One Direction were put together by Simon during the seventh series of The X Factor. The footage shows little Eric giggling away - drum in hand - to their hit Story Of My Life, and the little boy can't hide his delight when the song starts up.

Simon uploaded the clip with the message: "One Direction have just hired Eric as their new drummer!"

Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall have made Eric's dad Simon a whole heap of cash since they starred on the ITV talent show four years go, and the band was recently named Britain's top earning act.

No wonder Eric's a fan...

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