“The X Factor” judge Simon Cowell is embracing his new role as a dad.

In an interview with Times of London, Cowell described how “surreal” it was to see the first ultrasound of his baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

Simon Cowell on Seeing His Baby's Ultrasound: ‘I Feel Very Paternal Right Now’
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Cowell marveled, "You literally see this thing which is now alive, moving around. I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy."

He joked that becoming a father will not make him any less mean when it comes time to judge the “X Factor” talent. Simon said, "I can assure you, I won't go soft.”

Silverman, 36, finalized her divorce from property millionaire Andrew Silverman last month.