As a 57-year-old with his sole child, son Eric, being aged just three years old, Simon Cowell is a relative latecomer to the realm of parenthood.
But the sharp-tongued TV personality was left declaring that he has no plans to expand on his brood, after finding himself under an avalanche of popcorn at the hands of cheeky youngsters on his show America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night.
But he wasn’t the only one creating a stir during the episode, as his fellow judge Heidi Klum raised eyebrows when she scrunched up her face and pulled a series of bizarre ‘reptile’ expressions after reading a tweet comparing her to one.
Covered: Simon Cowell swore off having more children after he was covered with popcorn by a group of rowdy children during Wednesday night’s instalment of America’s Got Talent
Let’s face it: The fun-filled episode also saw fellow judge Heidi Klum pull bizarre ‘reptile’ faces
Simon joined a group of rowdy children, as well as host Tyra Banks, backstage to watch some clips from the season’s show – and the youngster’s drew laughs from the British star when they urged him to ‘be nicer’ and wear ‘zebra or leopard print’.
However, they left the most memorable impression for last, when they tipped buckets of popcorn over his head, leaving him jokingly questioning any baby plans.
As cameras cut back to the live broadcast after the clip aired, Tyra asked Simon: ‘Doesn’t that make you want to have five babies?’
Backstage meeting: During the clip, the music mogul went backstage to meet with a group of children who were seated with show host Tyra Banks
Chaos: After a brief chat, chaos soon ensued as buckets of popcorn were tipped over his head
What a mess! The 57-year-old TV personality sat calmly as he was covered in the foodstuff
Amused: The youngsters appeared to be amused with their antics as they looked at their work
Stunned: Simon sat stunned after the popcorn attack, later swearing off more children
A visibly unimpressed Simon, who shares his son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, shook his head as he responded: ‘No! I’m happy with the one.’
Elsewhere in the show, supermodel Heidi showed she’s far from vain as she pulled a series of unattractive faces after reading a tweet that said: ‘I always knew Heidi was a reptile,’ referring to her taking part in one of the AGT acts which saw lizard features being projected on her clothing a face.
After Heidi pulled her faces, fellow judge Mel B snapped: ‘Never do that face again!’
Reptilian: Supermodel Heidi also pulled a series of bizarre faces after a viewer tweeted that they ‘always knew’ she was a reptile
In on the act: The tweet in question referred to Heidi taking part in one of the AGT acts which saw lizard features being projected on her clothing a face
Scrunched: She drew laughs as she scrunched up her usually stunning face for the cameras
Ordered: Clearly unimpressed, fellow judge Mel B ordered her to never pull those faces again
Their fellow judge Howie Mandel also go a moment in the spotlight when he got a kiss on the cheek from Simon Cowell.
The unusually affectionate moment came after a tweet was brought to the comedian’s attention, which read: ‘Howie Mandel has come a long way with his OCD issues. Years ago he would never have touched that stripper pole after that act.’
During Wednesday night’s broadcast of the show, Simon quietly predicted that Mandy Harvey will win be crowned the victor on this season of AGT.
Twitter: Simon and Howie Mandel also commented on Twitter comments about the show
Lesson learned: Heidi and Mel reacted to a tweet critical of Heidi’s judgment
Good question: Tyra asked Simon if the skit made him want to have ‘five more babies’ and he said he was happy with his one
The music mogul was so impressed that he couldn’t offer any advice to Mandy as she sailed through to next week’s finale.
‘I don’t need to tell Mandy anything, because she’s got this all worked out. …You’ve got a real shot,’ he told the 29-year-old Ohio resident, who flawlessly sang and used sign language for her Tuesday night performance of Release Me.
Eleven acts are set to hit the stage for just five places in the finals next week.
Real shot: Mandy Harvey was told by Simon that she has a ‘real shot’ to win America’s Got Talent during the episode, as the deaf singer made next week’s finals
No advice: Simon told Mandy that he didn’t need to give her any advice heading into the season finale
The hostess: Tyra Banks wrapped an arm around Mandy as she sought words from the judges
Feeling grateful: Mandy was shocked upon learning she made it to the finals