But US presenter's in no rush to be a mum

Simon Cowell didn’t want kids with ex Terri Seymour so he offered to buy her an unusual pet instead.

The TV presenter and The X Factor judge were together for five years.

‘He used to tell me that if I wanted children, he’d buy me a terrapin,’ she says. ‘But I don’t want a terrapin, or a baby. Not right now.

‘I’m only 34. I don’t need to panic. And I’m not heartbroken in the slightest.’

, who split with Simon, 49, earlier this year, is still full of ambition.

‘In the States I’m really well known, and not just for being Simon’s ex-girlfriend,’ she tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘It will be nice when I am recognised as a star in my own right in the UK.’

Alison Adey