Simon Cowell plans for son Eric to one day be a Britain's Got Talent judge

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Simon Cowell has revealed he's planning for son Eric to takeover his TV empire.

Music mogul Simon says he can see Eric one day sitting behind the judges desk of Britain's Got Talent.

Speaking ahead of the new series, which begins on Saturday, Simon said: "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.”

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Simon said he'd "love" for Eric to takeover on the show.

"Oh, a million per cent. I think about that all the time. I would love him to take over. He’s really confident," Simon explained. “When he comes down here he knows what everybody does. He likes being in the gallery. That will be my dream.”

Meanwhile, Simon has let slip his golden buzzer this year is a Father and Son singing act.

"People have asked me if I have changed since I have had Eric and of course you do, you can’t help it," Simon said, "In a very positive way you start, particularly now he’s four, looking at the world through his eyes as well, which is fun because we get to watch great movies together!

"But there was this kid and I was thinking, ‘God, that literally could be Eric’. It wouldn’t be me as the dad, but it could be Eric. There was something about this boy, he sang with his dad and I thought the song they wrote was really cool.

"I caught a glimpse of Ant and Dec ready to run down and push the golden buzzer, and I thought, ‘No way! This one is mine!’. You have to watch this act, I think they are really great people, it’s unusual to see a dad and his son, but it worked."

Britain's Got Talent 2018 begins Saturday night, April 14, at 8PM on ITV.

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