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Simon Cowell Has Gone Soft On Contestants — And It's All Because Of Being A Daddy!

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All it took was the miracle of child birth!

If you watched the season 11 premiere of America's Got Talent on Tuesday, you may have noticed that Simon Cowell seemed to be a bit softer in his responses than he has been in the past — and now we know why!

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During Cowell's time on American Idol as well as X Factor, the British judge made a name for himself with his quick wit and sharp tongued responses.

Well apparently having little baby Eric with Lauren Silverman has changed all that as the 56-year-old dished to People saying:

"Lauren is great, and there's no question when you actually have a kid, it does make you feel different because you understand how you would feel if it was your son up there."

The father went on to talk about his reputation as a mean judge saying:

"I think X Factor and Idol were edited so that I was always seen as this bad-tempered, miserable whatever – which of course I am at times, but I'm not like that the whole day!"

Well, not anymore anyway…

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Cowell also took the opportunity to plug his new show, saying:

"But on AGT there are so many feel-good moments that they show those more than me ripping people to pieces because they are rubbish."

As for the Brit's little one, he also gave an update about how Eric really knows how to get what he wants:

"He's exactly like me when I was younger, he's so cheeky, and he knows how to get me wrapped around his little finger. When it's time to go to bed, the bottom lip comes out and it's like, 'Just one more minute, just one more minute, I want to watch Toy Story! I want to read a story!'"

Sounds like Simon is happier than ever and everyone is benefitting from it!

Are you happy seeing Cowell's turned a new leaf?!

[Image via ITV.]

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