Chip off the old block? Simon Cowell releases snap of himself with son Eric

Simon Cowell showed he and his baby son are two peas in a pod in a photo on Twitter.

The music and TV mogul shared a photo of himself with 11-month-old Eric, with the pair in matching V-neck tops and grumpy pouts as they lay in a bed, apparently on a plane.

“Look familiar?” the 55-year-old wrote.

Simon has told how he has taken to fatherhood since welcoming Eric with Lauren Silverman, and revealed to the Daily Mirror he even helps out with night duties: “The other night I heard him cry at 4.30 in the morning, so I went up to see him and within five minutes he was back to sleep, happy again.”

Simon has been holidaying in Barbados since before Christmas, along with girlfriend Lauren, their son and their two Yorkshire terriers, Squiddly and Diddly.

They were briefly joined by former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, Union J and Sinitta and her man, Jason Gale, over their break on the Caribbean island.