Simon Cowell says first baby scan was ‘surreal’, talks about the baby’s due date

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“It is just surreal,” he tells The Times of London newspaper.

“You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around. I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy.”

And while he’s eager to enter the realm of fatherhood, that doesn’t mean he’ll become a tender guy.

“I can assure you. I will not go in smoothly,” he says.

And even though his girlfriend Lauren due date hasn’t been disclosed, we may expect the birth date to be set for March, if we are to take his jokes as hints.

“The baby will be at the [musical] premiere. I’ve timed it,” the 53-year-old joked on the ITV morning show Daybreak, in reference to I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical, which premieres next year.

As for the prospects of becoming a first-time dad, Cowell says: “I’m happy about it, I really am. It’s nothing to hide now, and the fact that I can talk about it publicly is great.”