X Factor host and music supremo Simon Cowell appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the third series of the show, and he discussed the fact he is to be a dad for the first time (as it was recently revealed that his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is pregnant).
He admitted he hopes to be a hands-on dad, but stated that his own childhood was spent being cared for by British nannies. While today Cowell is often seen doting on his beloved mother Julie, an ex-ballet dancer, he said that he didn't even recognize her until he was past infancy.
Kimmel asked him if he would get up with his own baby, and he replied, "Do you have to do that? Can't you just pay someone to do that? I will probably do it a couple of times. I was brought up by nannies. I didn't recognize my mum until I was about three or four. I had nannies instead, British nannies." When Kimmel wondered if they had umbrellas, Mary Poppins-style, Cowell replied: "No not umbrellas, but one of them I'm still in contact withRead More »from Why Simon Cowell Didn't Recognize His Mother Until the Age of 4!