Rita Ora feels ''broody'' after bonding with Simon Cowell's eighteen-month-old son.

The 24-year-old singer, who split from boyfriend Ricky Hilfiger last month, admits her ''motherly instinct'' has gone into overdrive since meeting Eric Cowell on the set of 'The X Factor'.

The 'Body on Me' hitmaker said: ''I've met baby Eric. He is like mini Simon, he's the cutest thing. Being around him definitely makes me broody.

''I have that motherly instinct, so when I see babies, I'm like, 'Aww, I want one.' ''

The newly-single star, who also previously dated Calvin Harris and Rob Kardashian, plans to show off her flirtatious side on the reality singing competition, but insists she would never date one of the contestants.

She told the upcoming issue of The Sun's TV Magazine: ''Sometimes I tease the boys who audition because it breaks the ice, but that's as far as it would go.

''I am a judge, so it's all about finding talent. Even with a female contestant, I'll be the first to tell her she's gorgeous. I like giving compliments.

''The talent I have witnessed this year is out of control.

''I think we have found the next big superstar. There are a handful of people I feel really strongly about.''