Cowell fears son will be a brat

Last updated 10:29 19/02/2014

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Simon Cowell has a "feeling" his son will be badly behaved.

The music mogul's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to little Eric on Friday, following an affair with Cowell that saw her divorce her then-husband Andrew.

With a super rich and famous dad, the 54-year-old has an inkling the little one has potential to be a bit of a brat.

"Yeah, I've got a feeling he's going to be really bad for some reason," he laughed to the British edition of OK! magazine when asked if he thinks his son will be naughty.

While the star insists he's not nervous about fatherhood, he did add that he will "never" change a nappy.

Cowell is British but his partner Lauren hails from the US and The X Factor creator is eager for Eric to develop an English accent rather than American one.

"I definitely would like my child to speak with a British accent," he mused.

"Maybe because I'm British! I haven't really thought about it but it would be quite odd, me being a Brit, and having a child that spoke with an American accent."

He added that the little one will be raised in both countries.

Cowell took to Twitter to announce the arrival of their Valentine's bundle of joy.

"Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome," he wrote to his followers.

"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.

"Named after my dad (sic)"

He's since been posting an array of pictures, including a recent snap of Eric snuggled up between two cuddly toys.

Cowell also shared a touching photo of himself holding his newborn baby to his chest while gazing lovingly at him.

"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,(sic)" he captioned the shot.

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