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Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP 1 / 15

Music mogul Simon Cowell has branded the prospect of becoming a father "surreal" after viewing a scan of his unborn child.

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Cowell, who has returned to the U.K. for the launch of the latest series of his talent show "The X Factor," is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman and admits he is looking forward to becoming a first-time dad.

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He tells British newspaper The Times, "I went to see a scan today and it is just surreal. You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around. I feel very paternal right now. So, I am very happy."

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