Simon Cowell ditches X Factor musical launch to witness baby’s birth

Cowell prioritises Lauren Silverman over X-factor

Simon Cowell will be missing the X Factor musical launch to be with his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman while she gives birth to their first child. The 54-year-old music mogul would normally have attended the official press previews and opening night of I Can’t Sing: The X Factor Musical, but he has promised to be by his girlfriend’s side when their baby is born, the Mirror reported. The opening of the musical, which is a satire on the hit Saturday night talent show X Factor, will be on February 27 and Cowell’s baby is due on February 28.