It’s a ‘Yes’ from us.
Simon Cowell is reportedly training his son Eric, 9, with the skills necessary to enter and take over the music mogul business one day.
The former X factor judge also plans to see Eric not only manage talent but also be the talent, as the nine-year-old ‘begged’ his father to audition on the next series of Britain’s Got Talent.
With a long and successful career in the industry and stints on talent shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent, Cowell, 63, is worth an estimated €500 million.
Cowell and American businesswoman Lauren Silverman welcomed their only child in 2014.
Now he hopes to impart his worldly knowledge from shows aired in nearly 70 countries around the world onto his only child.
Speaking to The Mirror, the music mogul says ‘training up’ his nine-year-old son to step into his shoes and be the successor to his multi-million-pound empire is his ‘dream.’
“Eric is a little me. I do say when he’s playing up a bit, ‘Remember, Daddy has already done all this. I’m encouraging him to go into showbusiness,” Cowell shared.
Discussing the idea of seeing how sons audition on Britain’s Got Talent, he foresees it as being ‘total torture.’
“He’s decided that he’s going to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. That is going to be total torture. I mean, of all the things I’ve ever done, this will probably be the hardest.
“I said, because he does play drums, ‘Are you going to drum?’ and he said he wants to sing. I went, ‘Oh God no’.”
However, Eric was not put off by this and still aims to showcase his talent on stage next year at the London Palladium.
When speaking to The Sun, Cowell revealed that his son’s dreams all involve music in some way.
“I think he wants to be in a rock band. He loves Green Day. He is really serious about it. I always promised him, ‘No, you stay on this side of the camera, darling, stop’.
“I don’t know what it is. Maybe because all of these kids are auditioning, and now he wants to be up there with his friends.”
Regardless of which side of the camera Eric will end up on, at least it’s safe to assume he will have expert (potentially brutally honest) advice from his loving father to get there.
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