X Factor 2016: Simon Cowell's son Eric has a favourite act...

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Simon Cowell's son Eric has a certain favourite on The X Factor.

And fortunately for Simon, it is one of his acts.

The music mogul has been spotted on the show with his little one behind the scenes and it seems Eric has become a big fan of one singer in particular.

Samantha Lavery revealed this week: "[Eric] came running up to me in the corridor the other day and told me I was his favourite!

"Eric's like a mini Simon - seeing them sit next to each other is scary, they're so alike!"

She added: "It's really sweet watching Simon with him, he's a great dad and you can tell he is very protective."

Speaking to OK! magazine, Sam went on to open up about working with "honest" Simon behind the scenes.

She spilled: "He is always telling us girls how much he believes in us, which is such a nice confidence boost.

"He really cares about our happiness - he's said that if we're ever unhappy with something, we have to let him know."

And Sam confessed: "He always gives me his honest opinions and will tell me where He thinks I can do better."

The X Factor 2016 continues LIVE this Saturday from 8PM on ITV with Divas week.

Then on Sunday night at 8PM the first results will see another act leave, as well as performances from Shawn Mendes and John Legend.

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