Cheryl sends Simon a sweet message

Cheryl Cole has congratulated Simon Cowell on the birth of his son.

The X Factor mogul, 54, and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed baby Eric on Valentine’s Day and Cheryl, 30, is thrilled about the happy news.

Awwww.. Congratulations to Simon & Lauren on welcoming their little man into the world!!’ the singer posted with a snap of Simon and Eric on Instagram.

So adorable.. ☺️😍 #WelcometotheworldbabyEric 👶’

It comes after Chezza hinted that she’s returning to The X Factor with Simon this year by sharing a photo of them on the panel for #throwbackthursday last week.

Simon’s been open about wanting the Girls Aloud star to come back and, after confirming Nicole Scherzinger‘s departure, cryptically wrote on Twitter: ‘And I hope to share some very very exciting news with you next week.’

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Anna Francis