It was a shock to the world when Simon Cowell announced that he was going to be a father and now it seems that his paternal instincts have started to kick in. The 53-year-old star visited a local dog kennels in such of a new pup, taking with him his new girlfriend Lauren Silverman .
The music mogul has often spoken of his love for animals and more recently tweeted of his intention to get two dogs. He tweeted: ‘I am going to get two dogs when I get back. Probably Cairn Terriers. If any rescue shelters have some who need a home let me know.’
Simon was particularly happy in 2012 when performing dog Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler were crowned the winners of Britain’s Got Talent. He said at the time: ‘I love dogs, I love animals and I really like Ashleigh. They deserve it. That dog will become the most famous dog in the world.’