Simon Cowell bathes with his dogs.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

The 56-year-old music mogul admitted he is so obsessed with his Yorkies - Freddie, Squiddly and Diddly - that he lets them jump in the bath with him.

He told Us Weekly: "I love my dogs so much. I take them on holidays, I let them sleep in the bed and sometimes one gets in the bath with me.

"I love taking baths. My ideal day is probably being on holiday: getting up late, jet-skiing, swimming, afternoon tea, a nap, a bath, go out for dinner, get drunk - and start all over again!"

Simon also revealed that he is utterly besotted with his two-year-old son Eric and often lets him stay up late watching cartoons.

He said: "Eric has me wrapped around his little finger. I let him stay up late to watch cartoons.

"I have banned 'Dora the Explorer'. I told Eric that Dora has left to go on a permanent holiday. Her voice is annoying! Now we watch 'Peppa Pig'."

Simon recently revealed that he is planning to write a children's book, inspired by Eric - whose mother is Lauren Silverman.

He said: "I have thought about it, and now I think I'll do it.

"It will be about animals... I've had to read a lot of these children's books and they're quite boring, I think I could do it better.

"I'm going to make a children's TV show as well, a music show for kids."

Simon admitted Eric will feature in the book, while there will also be a character based on himself.

He admitted: "Obviously sort of a hero figure."