'Lauren is already teaching him to sing and dance': Simon Cowell reveals plans to introduce baby Eric into showbiz after he turns three

By James Leyfield

He's only just hit five weeks old but is already being taught how to sing and dance.

So it looks as though a glittering career in showbiz beckons for Eric Cowell after his father Simon revealed his son is already being educated in how to get the X Factor.

But the music mogul has insisted he and girlfriend Lauren Silverman have decided Eric won't be hitting the showbiz circuit until he is at least three years old.

Star in the making: Simon Cowell has revealed his girlfriend Lauren Silverman has already started teaching their son Eric how to sing and dance

Star in the making: Simon Cowell has revealed his girlfriend Lauren Silverman has already started teaching their son Eric how to sing and dance

  

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he told a US radio station: 'If he can sing, Lauren and I have agreed that we wouldn’t do anything with him until he is at least three years old.

'Lauren is already teaching him how to sing and dance.'

Simon admitted he will most likely advise his boy to 'go behind the scenes', a career route the X Factor boss has achieved huge success in, and that looks the more likely route as he revealed his son has already taken a dislike to singing.

Not so fast: But the music mogul has insisted he and Lauren have decided Eric won't be hitting the showbiz circuit until he is at least three years old

Not so fast: But the music mogul has insisted he and Lauren have decided Eric won't be hitting the showbiz circuit until he is at least three years old

He joked: 'Funnily enough the only time I have heard him really cry is when she started to sing!'

The 54-year-old star – who recently confirmed he will return to The X Factor judging panel this year - has also revealed he isn't planning on quitting showbiz anytime soon, insisting he will most likely remain working in the industry for 'another 50 or 60 years'.

This comes after Simon and Lauren recently introduced Eric to his 88-year-old mother, Julie.

Music mogul: Simon admitted he will most likely advise his boy to 'go behind the scenes', a career route the X Factor boss has achieved huge success in

Music mogul: Simon admitted he will most likely advise his boy to 'go behind the scenes', a career route the X Factor boss has achieved huge success in

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'It was a lovely visit from Simon and Lauren, and Julie was thrilled.

'There were some very emotional moments when she got to hold and touch Eric and his name is obviously very poignant for Julie as her husband Eric died in 1999.'

Simon and Lauren named their son after his father, Eric, and Julie's late husband.

MailOnline has contacted a representative of Simon Cowell for comment.

Back again: Simon recently confirmed he will be returning to The X Factor panel alongside Cheryl Cole

Back again: Simon recently confirmed he will be returning to The X Factor panel alongside Cheryl Cole

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My son is three. He can just about sing the first line of wheels on the bus and twinkle twinkle little star. Until hes at least three. Come on simon. This is your son.

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How long before we see him smoking in a car with Eric ?

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Baby boy with Lauren. And baby girl with Cheryl. It could happen u know. And that's what i call a news.

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Love the baby = stop smoking end of

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Probably planning to set him up with one of the Kardashian kids, too..

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Don't believe everything you read!

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How can people not realise that he is joking! Of course he is not going to put his son on the stage when he is 3!!

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He isn't going to need to work anyway, why make him from the he of 3!!!

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Simon, you borrowed your friend's wife to be your baby mama. When are you letting another man's wife go back to her husband and son?

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What a pathetic man Cowell is. Not only does he get his best friends wife pregnant, he has decided the future for his child from the age of 3. No wonder the US hates him and everything he stands for.

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