Simon Cowell shares personal photos as he joins Instagram

Simon Cowell has finally joined Instagram and didn't hold back sharing photos with his fans. The music mogul went on a bit of a posting spree, uploading several snaps from the glitzy Brit Awards on Wednesday night.

The first photo was of himself and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, striding into the O2 Arena hand-in-hand. American beauty Lauren wore an elegant dress that featured a high collar and embellished detailing, while Simon looked dapper in a tuxedo.

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The couple featured in another snap taken at their champagne-filled table, this time posing with Louis Tomlinson. The photo did little to dispel rumours that the One Directioner may be joining The X Factor panel as a judge.

Louis, who is close friends with Simon, has previously acted as a guest judge on the show, which propelled him to stardom alongside Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan.

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"We've had no official conversation yet. But yeah, I mean, why wouldn't I?" Louis told The Sun on the Brits red carpet, when he was asked if the rumours were true.

It's also been reported that Louis may ask Simon to be the godfather to his newborn son Freddie. "We'll have to wait and see," Simon told The Mirror. "I'm godfather to a lot of kids now. I would if he asked."

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Simon's other snaps showed the TV producer posing with other showbiz friends, including former X Factor contestants Little Mix and Fleur East.

Sax singer Fleur even managed to grab the first Instagram selfie with Simon.

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The straight-talking star has already accumulated more than 17,000 followers since he opened less than 24 hours ago.

Fans are hoping that Simon, who has 12.5 million followers on Twitter, will be sharing snaps of his son Eric. The two-year-old already features on his dad's Twitter account, with Simon giving snippets of their family life.

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