After premiering the new One Direction documentary, Simon Cowell is out to promote season 3 of “The X Factor,” but it’s turning into the dad-to-be publicity tour.

The reality TV judge will stop by “Ellen” later this week, and in a new video released to promote his appearance, the subject quickly turns to his baby boy.

Cowell tells Ellen DeGeneres that he is exciting, though he admits that he wishes the news would’ve come under better circumstances.

“Oh my God, this is exciting, and this is going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks,” he said (via “Us Weekly”). “It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation.”

Earlier this summer, it was revealed that Cowell was expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, the still-married wife of his own friend.

“There was a lot of stuff said about her, that she trapped me and that she’s a gold digger,” he added of Silverman. “Absolute nonsense. She’s a great girl.”

Check out the video above and let us know what you think of Simon’s parenting prowess in the comments below!

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