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While chatting with the BBC, the soon-to-be father confidenty said, "I am good with kids because I like kids. I really do like them and I listen to them."
He added, "Once I got used to [becoming a father] I did get excited. I think I will be a good dad, so I'm excited."
But don't expect Cowell to be on diaper duty.
"I'm not doing that, 100 percent absolutely not going near that," he insisted.