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Meet Simon Cowell’s son Eric - everything to know about BGT star's child

The six-year-old is the only son of the BGT judge

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Aisha Nozari
Online Writer
Updated: 9 May 2024
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Simon Cowell might be best known for his stern ways on the X Factor and BGT judging panels, but when it comes to his son Eric, the TV star isn't quite so grumpy. Here's everything you need to know about Simon and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman's little boy…

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Who is Eric Cowell?

Simon Cowell and Eric Cowell attend the ceremony honoring Simon Cowell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on August 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California.© Jean Baptiste Lacroix
Simon with his son Eric

Eric is Simon Cowell's first and only child. Born on 14 February 2014, the music mogul shares Eric with his partner Lauren Silverman, who the six-year-old tot is often seen out and about with. 

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Who is Eric Cowell's godmother?

It won't come as a surprise to many that Eric's godmother is Simon's long time close friend, former popstar Sinitta.

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Who is Eric Cowell named after?

Simon Cowell (R) with Lauren Silverman and son Eric Cowell attend a VIP Preview of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland 2016 on November 17, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.© David M. Benett
Simon with Lauren and Eric

Sweetly, little Eric is named after the BGT judge's own father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell. Doting dad Simon said in 2019 that he had initially thought about naming Eric Simon – after himself – but decided to go for Eric.

What has Simon Cowell said about his son Eric Cowell?

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Simon Cowell, Eric Philip Cowell, and Lauren Silverman arrives at the Red Carpet For "America's Got Talent" Season 18 Finale at Hotel Dena on September 27, 2023 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)© Steve Granitz
Eric visits his father while he's working

It seems that Simon has big plans for his son, telling The Sun in 2018 that he intends for Eric to take over his multi-million-pound business one day. The father-of-one explained: "I look at things through his eyes now. I want to spend more time with him. I’m lucky because he likes the shows, so he comes down to them with me. I’m sort of training him up."

Has Eric Cowell appeared on the X Factor or BGT?

He might only be six, but Eric has already made his debut on the X Factor. Eric first appeared on the show in 2017, when he helped his famous dad out with the judging as he tucked into some satsumas. The young lad once again took the judging panel by storm in 2018, this time on BGT, and it seems that Eric has his eyes on his dad's job, telling Amanda Holden: "I am daddy's job now."

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