Why Simon Cowell thinks Eric could join 1D

The X Factor mogul has been showing off his 7-month-old son’s drumming skills - but has Eric got star quality?

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Simon Cowell reckons his son Eric is bound for musical stardom and he’s already showing his prowess with a drum! The proud first-time dad uploaded a video of his 7-month-old playing with a toy drum while One Direction’s Story of My Life plays in the background.

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“One Direction have just hired Eric as their new drummer,” he joked on his Facebook page.

Drumstick in hand, Eric gives a big grin as children around him drum along to the music.

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The video has had over 58,000 likes, so it looks like he already has the knack of pleasing a crowd!

A year ago, we wouldn’t have thought Simon would be the type to brag about how cute his son is. But his close friend Sinitta says that fatherhood has had a big impact on him.

“Becoming a father has been the making of Simon, it’s changed him,” she said. “Baby Eric is a mini Simon and so adorable.”

Awww. Looking at these pictures, we have to agree!

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