Simon Cowell says he’s ‘terrified’ of son Eric being bullied admitting ‘I couldn’t handle it’

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SIMON Cowell has said he is “terrified” of son Eric being bullied at school, admitting: “I don’t think I could handle it.”

The 59-year-old Britain’s Got Talent star spoke about his biggest fears for the five-year-old mini-me as he grows older.

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Simon said he would struggle to cope if Eric was picked on[/caption]

He told the Mail’s Weekend magazine: “Him being bullied is what I dread most.

“There are two things that worry me about him growing up. One is stress. Children are under so much stress – with homework, pressure. I really don’t want that for him.

“The second thing is bullying. It terrifies me. If there’s even a whiff of it… I don’t think I could handle it.”

However, Simon said Eric is loving being at primary school, explaining: “He likes school, which is surprising because I never did. He says he likes learning.

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The Britain’s Got Talent judge said the lad is hooked on learning[/caption]

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Simon and five-year-old Eric jet-skiing in Barbados at Christmas[/caption]

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Eric is Simon’s son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman[/caption]

Simon, who is worth an estimated £440 million thanks to his TV production and music empire, also said he would like Eric to take over the business one day.

He said, jokingly: “I’m training him up.”

Viewers of Simon’s TV shows have become accustomed to Eric popping up on the panel.

Last year, he stole the show on Britain’s Got Talent, telling Amanda Holden: “I am daddy’s job now.”

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Eric enchanted viewers of The X Factor[/caption]

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He tormented his dad with a peg during an interview[/caption]

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He also helped out Simon on The X Factor, taking satsumas from his dad during the Six Chair Challenge and handing them out to the audience.

Eric even manage to upstage his dad on Loose Women when he leapt onto his lap and tried to clip a peg onto his nose – leaving the tycoon yelping with pain.

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