Simon Cowell says he is the world’s most eligible bachelor now that George Clooney has married lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
The X Factor judge said there is a chance he could tie the knot with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, but admitted he is “not exactly a hands on dad” when it came to their son, Eric.
He told Hello! magazine: “I’m the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world – thanks for that George Clooney.
“I think it’s a title I’ll keep for a while longer if I’m honest.
“I’ve never said no to marriage, but then again I couldn’t imagine having a kid at one point and now look at me.
“I guess I was always nervous I may not end up getting on particularly well with the person I was going to have a kid with and I didn’t want to make the wrong decision.
“The fact is, our baby wasn’t planned was actually the best thing for us to have done and we’re very happy now.”
Cowell also said he is looking forward to getting more involved as a father when his son gets older.