Music mogul and X Factor boss Simon Cowell has revealed he is keen to have another child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman. 

56-year-old Cowell became a dad for the first time this year, when Silverman gave birth to the couple's first child together, a baby boy, on Valentine's Day. 

Cowell named his son Eric after his beloved late father and has since gushed about the joys of fatherhood. He said: "I was born to be a dad. Although I worried at first I would love my dogs more. I actually said to Lauren beforehand, 'What if I like the dogs more than him?' and she said, 'You're gonna be absolutely fine,' and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it!"

In fact Cowell is enjoying being a dad so much that he is almost ready for baby number 2. Speaking to the Sunday People Cowell said: "Of course I'd like another child. You have one, and I'd always have another."

However, the new addition will not become a priority until he finishes filming this series of The X Factor.

He added: "I've thought about having one in between the series of X Factor."