British music mogul Simon Cowell has a private jet at the ready so he can fly to New York at a moment's notice to be there for the birth of his first child.

Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman is due to give birth in New York this month (Feb14) while Cowell is in the U.K. filming the next series of reality Tv show Britain's Got Talent in the U.K., but he is determined not to miss the special moment.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I am keeping my phone on during auditions 100 per cent. If it happens I have to go and dash on a plane. I probably will be nervous when it all happens. I am going to watch (movie) Father of the Bride tonight to get used to that. I have got a feeling my child is going to be really naughty."

He also added, "I would like to be at the birth - but a little bit far away."