Excite

Desperate measures...

It's no secret that ITV are absolutely desperate for Simon Cowell to be involved in the next series of UK X Factor, even though the mogul has made clear that he won't have time to zip between Blighty and Hollywood in his private jet. But producers have stooped to new levels of desperation by asking Cowell to participate in the show via satellite link-up. We can't imagine anything more tacky.

A source told The Mirror,'There’s less than a 50% chance he’ll agree. It’s looking more as though he won’t be heavily involved.It’s frustrating for them but Simon can’t clone himself to be in two places at once.'

According to reports, Cowell promised ITV head Peter Fincham that he would announce the final US X Factor line up in the next two weeks. We're. on. tenterhooks...

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017