Simon Cowell: I'd like my baby to have British accent

12/02/14

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has said he is keen for his first child to be raised with a British accent.

The 54-year-old music producer is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

"I haven't really thought about it a lot but it would be odd, me being a Brit, having a baby who talks with an American accent," he said at the London auditions of Britain's Got Talent.

He also confirmed he was ready to become a dad for the first time.

I think he wants everyone to know that although he's going to be a dad, he's not going to change
Amanda Holden

"I'm good with kids and he'll be well looked after," Cowell added.

The X Factor producer said he was prepared to drop everything to be at the birth of his child, which is due to take place in New York.

"I have to. If it happens today, I'm out," he said.

Amanda Holden

His fellow Britain's Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden said he was still being forthright with the contestants on the show.

"I think he wants everyone to know that although he's going to be a dad, he's not going to change, which is fine," she said.

It would be odd, me being a Brit, having a baby who talks with an American accent
Simon Cowell

"There will be things about him that will change but not at work.

"It's like saying does the CEO of a company go soft - that doesn't normally happen, does it?"

She also confirmed that she and the other panellists, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, regularly tease him about his impending fatherhood.

"I've talked to him about it and he's fine with it. He's nervous like anybody is," she added.

Alesha Dixon

Cowell also revealed he signed a deal to return to The X Factor in the UK last year.

The record label boss has also confirmed the US version has been pulled because the network wanted him to appear as a judge.

"They would have taken the American show but they wouldn't take it without me," he explained.

"We sort of booted them off I suppose."

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