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Simon Cowell dishes out parenting advice

X-Factor judge Simon Cowell has revealed he’s given soon-to-be father Louis Tomlinson some parenting advice

 

The 54-year-old has confessed that he wouldn’t have been able to cope with becoming a dad at the age of 23.

Speaking on ‘Good Morning Britain’, Simon said: ”I just said enjoy it.

“If I had been his age and someone had said you’re going to have a baby, I’m not sure how I would have coped with it.”

His words of wisdom come ahead of the arrival of the One Direction star’s first child, which is due later this year.

Cowell added: “He did call me and I said when you’ve embraced it you’ll be amazed how much you are going to love it and it will change your life for the better. And that’s it.”

The talent judge and his partner Lauren Silverman welcomed their first child Eric to the world 20 months ago.

He went on to admit that there was a stage early on, where he thought Eric “hated” him: “I’m great with puppies, I’m not great with babies, because like a puppy will respond, babies at a certain age don’t do anything,”

“When he was about five or six months old I was like, I just don’t know what to do! Because he wasn’t reacting to me and I thought maybe he hates me.”

He added: “And then suddenly one day they are talking, listening, responding, communicating, whole different ball game, and also they sort of become a bit like you, which I don’t know is a good thing or a bad thing!”

Louis is currently spending some quality time with Simon Cowell.

The dad-to-be has been recruited as his guest mentor at The X Factor‘s Judges’ Houses stage.

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