Simon Cowell appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show this week talking about his accident, the new series of America's Got Talent and the love he has for his son Eric.
He also gave us an insight to the children's book he and Eric are writing together.
Simon previously spoke about their book 'Wishfits' saying : “To be able to write a series of books with my son Eric has been magical. This idea was inspired 3 years ago by a very special friend of ours who runs a Children’s Hospice charity. I told her one evening about some of the funny animals my son Eric and I would invent, starting with the Cog and the Dat. And how every evening the two of us would think of the most unlikely animal we would like to have as a pet. We would come up with some very strange new animals and the naming of the animals was Eric’s favourite thing! She loved this idea so much she encouraged me to turn this into a book series.
I met with an amazing company called Tongal who have a global community of creators. We loved the idea of thousands of creative people being part of the development of our idea. The reaction, support and imagination we got back was truly inspiring and helped us to bring this to life.I really do believe it’s important to encourage kids creativity and imagination. I also believe kids have better ideas than most adults. I hope these books will be fun for kids to read, and we will encourage them to come up with new animals for the books. The books will tell how these unique friendships are formed and will celebrate individuality and positivity. We will see how the strengths of these animals are in their differences and make the point we live in a World where inclusivity is so important. And of course these animals will all have lots of fun on their magical adventures together!I am thrilled to be working with Hachette, an amazing publishing house. They shared our passion and enthusiasm from the moment we told them about WISHFITS.
Two of the children’s charities I work closely with will benefit from profits of WISHFITS, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Together For Short Lives.”Eric Cowell said ”My favourite WISHFITS right now are probably the Snog and Dat and Cog and the Chimpanpoo! I really hope that one day I can meet them all!”
He also gave us an insight into the children's book he and Eric are writing together. .
Kelly and Simon are always a good combination together, watch the interview in FULL
America's Got Talent returns on June 1st 2021.