Published 18/01/2014 | 17:45
DAD-to-be Simon Cowell looked relaxed as he posed with fans in Belfast earlier today ahead of the BGT auditions.
Unlike the rest of us mere mortals, Simon managed to enjoy an extended Christmas break with girlfriend Lauren Silverman (36).
Mum of one Lauren is expecting the music mogul’s first child – and the delivery date is believed to be next month.
The pair were snapped numerous times while holiday in Barbados over the Christmas period.
This is Simon’s first child and he has spoken previously of how he was looking forward to fatherhood.
Today though, he was concentrating on Irish talent.
He joined Britain’s Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec, and fellow judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon for the Belfast round of auditions.
He might get some tips from Alesha and David as to what to expect with a newborn.
Both have become first time parents since the last series of BGT.
Alesha gave birth to a baby girl in September, while David became dad to son Alfred with supermodel wife Lara Stone.
Perhaps Simon is already feeling the love – he loaned his three co-judges his private jet to fly them from London to Belfast