By Nick Romano
Updated October 25, 2015 at 03:49 PM EDT
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Simon Cowell is used to taking center stage as the polarizing reality TV judge, but it’s time to pass the torch to his son, Eric.

The adorable 20-month-old crashed his dad’s interview with Extra’s Terri Seymour, pretending to give the correspondent a carrot but giving it back to his dad at the last moment. “That’s my boy,” Cowell laughed.

“When he just wants something, he’s like me,” he said of their similarities. “He says it over and over again.” Watch Cowell’s interview with Extra below, and skip to the 48-second mark to see Eric’s moment in the spotlight.

Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their son into the world back in February 2014. The newly minted judge for America’s Got Talent tweeted in September, “Now I have seen Jungle Book, Frozen and Up one million times with Eric can I have some film suggestions please,” before mentioning that Eric loves dinosaurs.