Music mogul Simon Cowell is jetting back to the U.S. amid reports his pregnant girlfriend has gone into labour.
The X Factor boss was in the U.K. on Thursday to shoot footage for Britain's Got Talent, but he was reportedly informed Lauren Silverman was heading to hospital in New York to give birth more than a week earlier than expected.
Cowell had already revealed he had a private jet on standby to whisk him across the Atlantic as soon as he heard the news, and it is believed he climbed aboard for take-off in the early hours of Friday after receiving a message from Silverman.
There was no official confirmation Silverman has gone into labour as WENN went to press.
Committed bachelor Cowell, 54, shocked showbiz last August when he confirmed 36-year-old New York socialite Silverman was pregnant with his first child.