Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series 'The X Factor,' Aug. 1, 2013.
Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series 'The X Factor,' Aug. 1, 2013. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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Simon Cowell / Kibbutz Ein Harod
Simon Cowell / Kibbutz Ein Harod. Photos by AP, Zoltan Kruger

Simon Cowell is considering taking traditional Israeli dancing lessons in preparation for his upcoming wedding to Jewish partner Lauren Silverman, the website Unrealitytv reported Saturday.

The X Factor boss and NYC socialite are expecting their first child, and are to be engaged soon after the infant's birth, the report states, adding that they are planning to hold both Christian and Jewish wedding ceremonies.

Cowell's late father was Jewish, and Silverman's heritage has reportedly got the celebrity judge more involved in his own roots.

The Israeli version of Cowell's successful reality TV show "The X Factor" kicks off Saturday night, in which model Bar Refaeli will star.

Two months ago, Channel 2 concessionaire Keshet launched a new Israeli format to "A Star is Born," called "Rising Star."