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Double dose of Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent

There will be a double dose of Simon Cowell on tonight's Britain's Got Talent when the showbiz music judge comes face to face with his namesake.

Presenter Simon Cowell next to contestant Simon Cowell on the ITV television programme Britain's Got Talent. Credit: Thames TV/Syco/ITV/PA Wire

The other Simon, a 37-year-old singer from Northumberland, will try to impress the judges with his version of When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross and tells Cowell: "It's an honour to have this name.

"I just feel like I'm meant to be on the stage in some way, it's just my biggest dream to win this show."

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Simon Cowell shares 'handsome' baby pictures

X Factor judge Simon Cowell has posted pictures of his baby son Eric on Twitter, telling his 9.8 million followers that the 11-week-old is "handsome like his dad".

The 54-year-old father-of-one also tweeted a picture of Eric in the arms of his mother, Cowell's partner Lauren Silverman.

He told his fans: "My little boy Eric is healthy and happy."

Cowell, also a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, said he was travelling back to the UK from Los Angeles, adding: "Hope you are enjoying Got Talent. Next week's show has a very special audition."

Britain's Got Talent sets world reality show record

Britain's Got Talent has set a record after becoming the most popular reality show in the world. The talent show has set a Guinness World Record with 59 different versions being made in 58 different territories - including two in Belgium.

Simon Cowell hails Britain's Got Talent success. Credit: PA

Among the most recent countries to make their own version are Kazakhstan, Brazil, Moldova and Iceland.

The show's creator and judge Simon Cowell said: "I am very proud that Got Talent is a home-grown British show. We owe its success to a group of very talented producers all over the world who have made this happen. And, of course, amazing talent."

Guinness World Records president Alistair Richards said: "We are delighted to confirm that Got Talent has broken the previous world record and is now the official Guinness World Record holder for the most successful reality television format, a landmark moment in television record-breaking history."

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Simon Cowell 'asks Sinitta to be son's godmother'

Pop singer Sinitta has revealed that her ex-boyfriend Simon Cowell has asked her to be godmother to his baby son.

Sinitta posted a photo on Twitter of her cradling Eric, who was born on 14 February:

Simon and Cheryl talk of their X Factor return

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have spoken of their return to X Factor after their well-documented fall-out.

The pair fell out in 2011 after Cowell sacked Cole from the American version of the show after only three weeks as a judge.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole speak to Daybreak about their X Factor return. Credit: ITV/Daybreak

She had only filmed one episode before being dropped by Cowell and the incident soured relations between the pair.

Speaking to Daybreak, Simon said: "I have done this a long time. You have fall-outs along the way. I held my hands up and said I made a mistake and I was sorry - and I was sorry. Then when I decided to come back, I also decided I had to have Cheryl back on the show with me."

Cheryl explained how she finally gave in to Simon's pleas to return to the ITV show: "There's only so much begging one can take and it's not nice to see a grown man cry, so I finally succumbed."

It is yet to be confirmed which other judges will be joining the pair on the show's panel.

'I was born to be a dad' says Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell says he was "born to be a dad" and has hinted that he may have more children so that his son Eric, who was born on Valentine's Day, can have a brother or sister.

Simon Cowell with his son Eric in New York last month. Credit: PA

The 54-year-old X-Factor judge told Extra: "I wouldn't rule out (more children). Well, I got (Yorkshire terriers) Squiddly and Diddly, and I couldn't imagine Squiddly or just Diddly... I had a brother when I was younger, so I kind of think it's cool to have two or three ... two."

Cowell, who was interviewed by his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour for the magazine, revealed that he cried at his son's birth after dashing to New York from London - where he was filming Britain's Got Talent auditions - to be at girlfriend Lauren Silverman's side.

He admitted he was so apprehensive about becoming a father that he asked his partner, "'What if I like the dogs more than him?', because I've never had a baby before, and she said, 'You're gonna be absolutely fine', and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it."

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