Simon Cowell’s 6-year-old son Eric Cowell has a lot in common with his dad. If you’ve seen photos of Simon as a kid, you’ll know that Eric looks a lot like him. But they’re alike in more ways than that.
Be prepared to one day see Eric Cowell in the judging chair on shows like America’s Got Talent. He’s following in his dad’s footsteps, and Simon has talked about wanting Eric to take the reins when he’s older.
Eric Cowell Was Almost Named Simon Cowell
Simon and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their son Eric in 2014. In 2019, Simon shared that he and his son almost had the same first name. However, he chose to name him after his dad Eric instead.
“I do think we made the right call. It would have been too much to inflict Simon on him,” the BGT judge explained. In the same interview, he also said that Eric thinks he’s working on the show with his dad when he comes to set.
“He said: ‘What do you mean? I already have a job. I come to the studio don’t I?’ I had to point out to him that there’s more to what I do than just pitching up,” Simon shared. He’s previously said he wants Eric to take over his empire when he’s older. Simon even shared that Eric knows more about music than he does.
Eric And Simon Have The Same Fashion Sense
Eric has been known to dress like his dad. In an interview with Loose Women in 2018, Eric crashed the set wearing a sweater exactly like Simon’s. At Simon’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Eric wore a white button-front shirt similar to his dad’s.
They also share an interest in storytelling. In February of this year, Simon announced a seven-book deal with his son. It’s called Wishfits, and tells the story of several hybrid animals such as the Dat (dog/cat) and Hipporoo (hippo/kangaroo).
Eric may only be 6, but he’s already taking over the world. Get ready to watch a second incarnation of Simon Cowell judging talent on your television set. We wonder if Eric will take a kinder approach.