How old is Simon Cowell's son Eric and has he been on BGT and The X Factor?

ERIC, Simon Cowell's adorable son, is an absolute ringer for his famous dad.

But when did Simon's minime join his music mogul dad on The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent? Here's what we know…

Who is Eric Cowell?

Eric Cowell, 5, was born February 14, 2014, and is the first child of Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman.

Shortly after he was born The Sun revealed that his godmother is Sinitta, a singer, who was previously in a relationship with the music mogul.

In April 2019, Simon admitted that he had thought about calling the young boy 'Simon' but chose to name him after his own dad – Eric Selig Phillip Cowell.

"I do think we made the right call. It would have been too much to inflict Simon on him," he said.

"And him getting bullied is what I dread most," he told The Mail on Sunday.

In March, 2019 Eric celebrated his fifth birthday over dinner with his mum Lauren and her friend Terri Seymour and her daughter Coco, who was also celebrating her birthday.

Simon reportedly spent a whooping £15million on a new six-bedroom house in Wimbledon, London, so he is near to a school chosen for Eric.

However, it has since been denied that Simon's move is down to his son.

A spokesperson said: "Simon and Lauren chose to move because they really like the area – there’s been no decision made yet on schools."

When was Eric Cowell on Britain's Got Talent?

On April 22, 2018 Eric completely stole the show on Britain's Got Talent by making a surprise appearance on the panel.

Simon's adorable son was excited about sitting in his seat at the panel and told Amanda Holden that he would be a really good judge.

When asked what Simon's job was Eric cutely said: "I am daddy's job now."

He then walked through the hallways with Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda on the way to the panel.

When was Eric Cowell on The X Factor?

On October 14, 2017 Eric again melted hearts, this time on X Factor, when he helped out his superstar dad.

During the episode he was seen taking some satsumas from his famous father during the Six Chair Challenge.

As he handed the fruit to the toddler, Simon could be heard saying: “There you go darling.”

The little cutie, who is the spitting image of Simon, then handed them to members of the audience.

When was Eric Cowell on Loose Women with Simon Cowell?

On May 21, 2018 Eric managed to upstage Simon during an interview on Loose Women.

The tot was seen gatecrashing the interview when he jumped on to his dad's lap before trying to clip a peg on to his nose.

As Simon cried out in pain, Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field, who was doing the interview, asked the youngster who the best judge on Britain's Got Talent was.

Ayda went on to ask Eric who the most handsome judge on the show was, to which Eric cheekily replied: "Me!"

What plans does Eric's dad Simon Cowell have for his son?

On April 12, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that Simon has plans for Eric to one day take over his business – including becoming a Britain’s Got Talent judge.

The music mogul has been secretly mentoring Eric since he’s been able to walk, and believes he’ll be the only candidate to take over the reins.

He told us: “I look at things through his eyes now.

“I want to spend more time with him. I’m lucky because he likes the shows, so he comes down to them with me. I’m sort of training him up.

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