2011 Fox Upfront

Simon Cowell Dishes on "Surreal" Baby Scan

03 Sep 2013
By Ahlanlive.com

Simon Cowell opens up on what it felt like to see his and Lauren Silverman's unborn baby

Simon Cowell has been to see the first scan of his unborn baby.

The 53-year-old music mogul, who is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, admits it was a "surreal" moment watching the little one wriggle around on the screen, and he can't wait to meet his child.

When asked if he's looking forward to fatherhood, he said: "Yes, I am. I just went to see a scan and it is just surreal. You see this thing which is now alive moving around. So I am happy."

Despite his impending fatherhood, Simon - who previously said he was never interested in having kids - insists he will not lose his no-nonsense approach to showbusiness and become a walkover when he is a dad.

He added in an interview with The Times: "I can assure you: I won't go too soft."

Simon recently admitted he is "proud" at the thought of becoming a dad for the first time and he can't wait to go through parenthood with Lauren.

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."