Simon Cowell confirms he's going to be a dad

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Simon Cowell

TV superstar Simon Cowell has confirmed that he's going to be a dad.

The 53-year-old talent show judge told BBC News: "I'm proud to be a dad."

"It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it," he said.

It's the first time the X Factor boss has confirmed the rumours that have filled newspapers for weeks.

Simon said: "Things are changing in my life right now, for the better."

He wouldn't reveal whether he's expecting a baby boy or girl, but said mum Lauren is "a very special girl".