Simon Cowell wants to find the next Jason and Kyle on Celebrity X Factor
Simon Cowell wants to find the next Jason and Kyle on Celebrity X Factor this year.
As previously reported, the X Factor we know has been dropped and in its place will be a celebrity version.
Simon has reportedly been spending time with his old mentor Pete Waterman who discovered Jason and Kylie taking them to the top of the pop charts.
Simon has previously credited Pete with teaching him the music industry when he worked for his company. Pete Waterman was also a judge on Simon's first television show Pop Idol.
Simon told the Daily Mirror: "In the same way Pete Waterman made Kylie and Jason musical stars, and what I did with Robson and Jerome, I’d like to think through the process we’ll find someone who can sell records rather than just doing the show as a stunt.
Simon said the re-vamped show is giving him a buzz this year, adding “I’m excited again because my focus is who will be on the show.”
"I think David Walliams might enter, seriously, that would be amazing.”
Simon also announced there will be no public auditions this year.