Simon Cowell shares heartfelt message with Ant McPartlin during Britain's Got Talent live episode

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell took time out of tonight's live episode to send a touching message to Ant McPartlin.

As the live series well and truly got underway, presenting duo Ant and Dec stepped on stage, reminding viewers that this was the first live show, as auditions are previously recorded, reports the Mirror.

Catching up with judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and Bruno Tonioli, Simon momentarily halted the chat, eager to express his congratulations to new father Ant.

Only days ago, Ant and wife Anne-Marie welcomed baby Wilder into the world, with Ant thanking fans for their support via social media over their joyous family addition.

Announcing his newborn, he penned: "Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am. Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess!"

Simon congratulates Ant on baby's arrival
Simon congratulates Ant on baby's arrival -Credit:ITV

He followed up with another post explaining why Hurley, his beloved pet, was not visible on the family tree tattoo, hidden by their newest member.

It read: "Hey all, I just wanted to say thank You so much for the kind messages of love and well wishes for our baby Wilder. He's doing great. Glad you loved the tattoo as well. For all you dog lovers who asked why my beloved Hurley wasn't on the family tree... he was! ! He was just covered by our newborn. All my love, gratitude and heartfelt thanks. A."

Tonight, Simon shared his heartfelt congratulations to Ant on the birth of his adorable son, Wilder, with the live audience joining in with cheers to celebrate Ant's family news.

Following the announcement of baby Wilder's arrival, a flurry of well-wishes from friends flooded social media. Alesha Dixon, a fellow judge on Britain's Got Talent, expressed her joy: "Awwwww darling I'm so happy for you both! Baby shares the same birthday as my mummy! Can't wait to meet buba and to celebrate soon! Love you both."

Holly Willoughby, the former face of This Morning, posted: "Congratulations... welcome to the world Wilder... such beautiful news..." Cat Deeley, who also hosts This Morning, commented: "Amazing ! What wonderful news .... Congratulations."

Amanda Holden, another Britain's Got Talent colleague, was thrilled: "Oh my gosh, this is just the most amazing news. Congratulations."

TV star Davina McCall wrote an excited message: "Arggggghhhhhhhhhh! ! ! ! This is AMAZING ! ! ! ! Congratulations to ALL of you."

Fred Sirieix from First Dates simply said: "Congrats."

Ashley Banjo joined in with: "Congrats guys," and Joel Dommett added: "I LOVE THIS."

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