Fatherhood will make Simon Cowell a better person, says fellow Britain's Got Talent judge

10 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Alesha Dixon thinks fatherhood will make Simon Cowell a better person.

The 35-year-old star is confident her fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judge will become a kinder and more considerate man when he welcomes his first child into the world with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman later this year.

Speaking at the launch of her first fragrance Rose Quartz at London's St Martin's Lane Hotel on Wednesday (Jan 8), Alesha told BANG Showbiz: "I think it will change him. Simon's a great guy, I think this will make him an even nicer person. Having children does change you, it makes you become a better person because you want to set an example. I think he'll be a great dad."

'The Boy Does Nothing' singer joked the other 'BGT' panellists - who also include David Walliams and Amanda Holden - were going to make Simon's life difficult when the show returns this Spring and plan to tease him mercilessly about becoming a dad.

Alesha joked: "When the four of us get back together it's like we're kids again. We become small children again. Obviously they'll be a lot of teasing going on with Simon becoming a dad and having a baby."

The striking star welcomed her own baby, Azura Sienna, with her partner Azuka Ononye last October, and is hoping Amanda Holden's seven-year-old daughter Lexi can help out with babysitting duties during the new series of the ITV talent show.

She laughed: "I'm looking forward to all of us bringing our children along. We can maybe set up a 'BGT' daycare. Amanda's daughter is probably old enough to look after the younger ones!"

The former Mis-Teeq beauty is happy to share her parenting tips with Simon and will be lending a helping hand when his son arrives.

She mused: "I think I'm going to tell him, just enjoy the moment."

Alesha Rose Quartz is a feminine and classic floral fragrance, with the notes reflecting the healing qualities of the rose quartz crystal. It is priced at £25.00 for 50ml and will be available to buy from leading fragrance outlets from March 2014.

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell wants to listen more and forgive faster in 2014.

The music mogul - who is expecting a baby boy next month with his girlfriend New York socialite Lauren Silverman - is determined to be a better person this year and took to Twitter this morning (Jan 10) to reveal his New Year resolutions.

He wrote "My new year resolutions. Advise not lecture. Listen more than you talk. Happiness is more fun than anger. Forgive and not fester.

"Always be kind to kids and animals. Your mum is mostly right. And never dread Mondays. And most people younger than you know more than you. (sic)"

Meanwhile, the 54-year-old star - who reportedly wants to name his son Simon - is determined to get his smoking addiction under control and is adamant he won't light a cigarette in front of his child.

Asked by if he'll smoke in front of his offspring, he said previously: "No, I won't do that, I've learnt that.

"I'm trying to do electronic cigarettes, they're not bad. But moderation would be better."

However, the 'X Factor' boss had previously insisted he wouldn't kick the habit for good, but he has been looking at ways to make his home baby-proof by installing a "smoking room".

He said: "There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby.

"You have to get rid of sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol ... then there's the toilet to make safe. But I'll have a smoking room!"

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