25/08/2011 08:17 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Simon Cowell: I Don't Have The Patience To Have Children

Simon Cowell doesn't want children PA

Music mogul Simon Cowell has admitted he doesn't think he has the patience to ever have children.

Simon, who is engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy, told GQ magazine he doesn't think his lifestyle and busy schedule could handle a baby:

'The reality is, with the way I live my life, I wouldn't have the patience. I'd sort of want people born at the age of ten, I think.

'Truthfully, with the schedule, the crazy hours, I don't think it would work.'

The admission from Mr X Factor comes after he told Oprah Winfrey he thinks he's far too old at the age of 52 to be a dad.

' I worry about that - because of my age. When I was younger my dad used to play soccer and games with me, and I worry that if I was 70 I won't be able to do that,' he said.

Hmm, do we think Simon's protesting a little too much? Reckon he's a teeny, tiny bit broody like these doting dads?