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Simon Cowell is 'forced to delay the release of his children's book series'

Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of his children’s book series, according to a new report. 

The 62-year-old music mogul and his son Eric, seven, have been writing a number of stories together but a combination of Simon’s hectic schedule and the COVID-19 pandemic, have put the books on hold.

Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric – who he shares with partner Lauren Silverman – had been working on the project titled Wishfits.

Oh dear: Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of his children's book series that he wrote with his son Eric (pictured together), according to a new report

Oh dear: Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of his children's book series that he wrote with his son Eric (pictured together), according to a new report

Oh dear: Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of his children’s book series that he wrote with his son Eric (pictured together), according to a new report

But a source has now told The Sun: ‘Simon created the ‘Wishfits’ brand and the books with his son Eric and it was a real passion project for them. They loved working on them together.

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‘He signed a deal with the publisher Hachette last year and it was supposed to release the first three books by the end of this year, with four more in the pipeline.

‘Simon’s busy schedule and the delays caused by coronavirus have made it impossible, though.

Family: The music mogul, 62, and Eric, seven, have been writing a number of stories together but a combination of Simon's hectic schedule and the pandemic, have put the books on hold

Family: The music mogul, 62, and Eric, seven, have been writing a number of stories together but a combination of Simon's hectic schedule and the pandemic, have put the books on hold

Family: The music mogul, 62, and Eric, seven, have been writing a number of stories together but a combination of Simon’s hectic schedule and the pandemic, have put the books on hold

‘The pandemic started to get really serious just before Simon announced the books and it has slowed everything down and made it a nightmare to get done.’

The insider added that Wishfits is still very much ‘in the works’ and it should be on shelves in 2022. 

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A representative for Simon has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.  

Project: Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric - who he shares with partner Lauren Silverman - had been working on the project titled Wishfits (pictured in 2018)

Project: Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric - who he shares with partner Lauren Silverman - had been working on the project titled Wishfits (pictured in 2018)

Project: Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric – who he shares with partner Lauren Silverman – had been working on the project titled Wishfits (pictured in 2018) 

In February 2020, Simon first announced he and Eric had been working on Wishfits.

He wrote at the time: ‘Hello everyone. I wanted to share something exciting my son Eric and I have been working on. I would like to introduce to you #WISHFITS. To begin with, we have announced a seven book deal with @hachettekids today.

‘WISHFIT is a world where the most unusual animals exist. The WISHFITS are magical, unusual and have evolved in a weird and wonderful way, combining two different species to form hybrid animals with very distinct characteristics!

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‘To be able to write a series of books with my son Eric has been magical. (sic)’

The pair are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series, with Simon previously explaining: ‘We came up with an idea for a children’s book series called Wishfits, which are about all of these animals you combine.

‘So you can have half a dog and half a snail which is called a Snog.

‘So we are now writing children’s books which we hope to make into a TV series.’

Big ideas: The pair are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series after the books are finally launched

Big ideas: The pair are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series after the books are finally launched

Big ideas: The pair are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series after the books are finally launched

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