Simon Cowell jokes around with mini-me son Eric: 'You're the boss'

He's been dubbed the head honcho of Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor, but it looks like Simon Cowell isn't the boss in his own family. The doting dad has jokingly admitted that his mini-me son Eric has complete control.

Opening up to his 12.4 million followers on Twitter, Simon posted some adorable family shots of himself, Eric and his partner Lauren Silverman on holiday.

The trio were enjoying their time on a private luxury boat, sailing off the coast of Sardinia.


Simon Cowell has been holidaying off the coast of Sardinia with his son Eric and his partner Lauren Silverman

"Eric. Daddy is the boss," Simon captioned one photo of his little boy attempting to tickle his dad's chin.

"Ok. You're the boss," he then wrote alongside another photo of Eric having his way.

The 18-month-old was dressed in matching white shorts like his dad, and in another photo Eric donned a "silly hat" while cuddling up to his mum.

"Somebody likes watermelon," the doting dad captioned a picture of his mini-me son

The cheeky youngster was also pictured feasting on a large slice of watermelon, helped by his dad Simon. "Somebody likes watermelon," the 55-year-old music mogul wrote alongside the cute snap.

Simon completed the family album with a photo of himself and Lauren, 38, cradling their child.

The couple welcomed Eric on Valentine's Day in 2014 and with every new picture that Simon posts, fans are quick to comment on how cute Simon's son is, and how much of a resemblance he bears to his famous dad.

Simon and Lauren have previously revealed to HELLO! that they would like a daughter

While Simon and American philanthropist Lauren have their hands full with baby number one, it sounds like the couple are keen to welcome a second child.

"I think if you have one child it would be lovely to have a girl," Simon told HELLO! magazine earlier this year.

Lauren, who has a nine-year-old son Adam from her previous marriage, agreed and revealed that she and Simon already have a few girls' names in mind.

Lauren also has a nine-year-old son Adam from her previous marriage

"When I was pregnant with Eric I was told by the doctors he was a girl," said Lauren. "But he just fooled them. There were a few names floating around but we had our name picked out and it would be lovely to have a girl."

"The only problem is that I will feel sorry for her when she is older because she won't be able to leave the house, and no man would dare come near her because Simon would be so protective," Lauren jokingly added.