World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'

Simon Cowell's Going to be a "Sick" Dad: One Direction

25 Aug 2013

One Direction dish on dad-to-be Simon Cowell!

One Direction think Simon Cowell is going to be a "sick" dad. The boy band are very excited that their former X Factor mentor and his newly divorced girlfriend Lauren Silverman are expecting their first child in February and have no doubt he will be a great father.

Niall Horan, 19, told "He's going to be sick. He's a really nice, great guy."

Harry Styles, 19, added: "He's going to be great."

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Simon recently joked that he already felt like a father after spending so much time with the Kiss You hitmakers.

Speaking at the world premiere of the band's new 3D movie One Direction: This is Us in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday night (20 August), he joked: "This is like a dream come true... I feel like a father."

He also gushed about how much he was looking forward to welcoming his first child into the world.

He said: "I'm proud to be a dad. It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it. Things are changing in my life right now, for the better. She [Lauren]'s a very special girl."

The New York socialite, who is about 12 weeks pregnant, landed in Nice Cote d'Azur airport on Wednesday (21 August) to meet up with Simon for the first time since her divorce from Andrew Silverman was finalised last week. The couple were later spotted strolling on the beach, hand-in-hand.