26/08/2014 13:50 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Simon Cowell On Baby Eric: 'He's A Cutie'


Simon Cowell has opened up about his son Eric in a new interview ahead of the start of X Factor.

Simon, who became a dad on Valentine's Day when his partner Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son, Eric, told the Radio Times his son is a 'cutie'.

In a candid interview, Simon said: "If you'd seen me 18 months ago and said 'Simon, back at home now you've got two dogs and a six-month-old baby', 'I'd go 'Yeah, right!'

"It was never going to happen, but it did. And I'm enjoying my life now."

The dad-of-one, 54, went on to say he is really enjoying spending time with Eric now the little boy can recognise him.

He added: "The first five months were weird. Eric didn't have a clue who I was - I could have been anybody.

"But the last two weeks have been good - he's started to recognise me, and as everybody knows, I demand recognition!

"He's a cutie. I had a really nice day yesterday, working from home, with him and the two dogs in the garden."

You can read the full interview in this week's Radio Times, out now.