Simon Cowell announces birth of son on Valentine's Day

X Factor and Britain's Got Talent judge names his son Eric telling Twitter followers he's "handsome and healthy"

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Simon Cowell announces birth of son on Valentine's Day
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Simon Cowell is a dad!

The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent judge is said to have flown to New York to be with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who gave birth at 5.45pm yesterday evening.

Cowell, who has recently been in the UK for BGT auditions hasn't been far from the media spotlight with his confirmed return to the X Factor. 

The excited new dad tweeted:

Fellow Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams, ever one to poke a bit of fun at the music mogul, posted this funny message to Simon:

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BGT judge Alesha Dixon also joined the congratulations writing:

Sinitta, who is godmother to Cowell's baby, was in London yesterday. The recent star of The Jump writes:

Here's Simon talking to us at the recent BGT auditions: