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Simon Cowell ‘terrified’ of son Eric being bullied at school: ‘I don’t think I could handle it’

Simon Cowell confessed he’s terrified of son Eric being bullied at school (Picture: FilmMagic)

Simon Cowell’s son Eric is definitely one of the coolest kids on the playground.

What other five-year-old can say they have a direct line to actual Baby Shark?

However, the Britain’s Got Talent mogul revealed his biggest fear for his only child – whom he shares with partner Lauren Silverman – is that bullies take advantage of him at school.

Speaking about the little one in a rare interview, the 59-year-old confessed to Weekend Magazine: ‘Him being bullied is what I dread most.

‘There are two things that worry me about him growing up. One is stress. Children are under so much stress – with homework, pressure. I really don’t want that for him.

‘The second thing is bullying. It terrifies me. If there’s even a whiff of it… I don’t think I could handle it.’

Well, anyone that tries to come for Eric, they’ve got one of the most powerful men in music to answer to.

Simon is ‘training Eric up’ to take over the family business (Picture: Rex)

Simon also let slip on how much the youngster was loving school – but is ‘training him up’ to take over his business one day.

Because why not?

The ITV star recently made headlines after opening up about the future of X Factor, following Robbie Williams departure from the show’s panel, along with Ayda Field.

Speaking about their exit, and what we can expect from the next crop of judges, he admitted: ‘It was no secret [what they wanted] was millions and millions of pounds.

‘I am going to be really honest with you – and this is no disrespect to Robbie or anyone else who has been on the panel – my focus this year is mainly about the people who are coming on the show to compete.

‘I’m probably talking myself out of a job here, but I think there has been so much emphasis on the judges. We’ve lost sight of the contestants,’ he added to the Sun. ‘It got crazy, I never thought this would happen 20 years ago, when I started this show, that we would be talking more about the judges than the contestants, it’s complete nonsense.

‘Somehow that’s the way it’s gone. So that’s why me and Rob were talking, and he could see where I was coming from. It’s about getting the right people to come on the show, that was it.’

Well, give it a few years and Eric will be ready for a spot.

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