Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Cowell plans baby premiere

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell feels relieved there is now “nothing to hide” about having a baby with Lauren Silverman.

I Can’t Sing is a new London theatre show which pokes fun at The X Factor. Preview performances have been scheduled for late February, with Simon claiming it will tie in with the arrival of his first child.

“True, it’s just a baby, you know, and I’m happy,” he said during an interview with UK TV show Daybreak when his collaborator Harry Hill pointed out that other celebrities have been involved in far more scandalous activities recently. “In fact, the baby will be at the premiere. I have timed it.”

Simon has gone public with his romance with US socialite Lauren Silverman in recent weeks, after she reached a divorce agreement. The 53-year-old music mogul feels relieved that everything is now out in the open and he can look forward to fatherhood.

“I am happy about it, I really am. There is nothing to hide now. The fact that I can talk about it publicly is great,” he revealed. “I have always taken the attitude towards the press that you can’t be too precious about it, if something happens in your life you just have to talk about it. They have helped us over the years, so I don’t have a problem with that.”

When he was asked how he is handling jokes about becoming a father for the first time, Simon made it clear he was taking it all in his stride.

“What do you expect? It didn’t take long did it?” he laughed.

The TV star recently revealed he was overcome with emotion after seeing the first picture of his baby through a sonogram scan.

"It is just surreal," he gushed to British newspaper The Times. "You literally see this thing which is now alive and moving around."

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