Simon Cowell: 'Lord of the Manor' For Judges Houses?
Simon Cowell has his eye on using the famous Highclere Castle for his X Factor judges house this year.
The castle renown as the house used in the hugely successful television series Downton Abbey.
X Factor producers want to use it as backdrop for Simon to select his contestants for the 2017 live shows.
A source told The Sun: “The show producers were keen to do something a bit different for Simon’s house this year and Highclere Castle was suggested.
“They loved the idea. They think it would be great fun to have Simon sweeping down the grand drive in a vintage Rolls Royce to greet contestants.
“And they would of course hire a team of butlers to wait on him and the contestants.
“At the moment that is their number one choice.
“The only other option currently being discussed is Simon’s house in LA. But it has obviously been used in the past.”.
Would you rather see Simon film this at his LA home, or be lord of the manor for a couple of days?