EXCLUSIVE: After reuniting on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Simon Cowell has revealed that a top-secret TV talent show with Cheryl is in its early stages

Simon Cowell has revealed he is working on a new TV talent search which he hopes will see him team up with Cheryl once mor.

The pair were reunited on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway last week, with Simon admitting he would “love” to work with the X Factor judge again.

But speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, he revealed that plans for a collaboration are already under way.

He said: “Cheryl was brilliant on the show, great to work with, really good fun – and there might be something coming up where we might be working together, funnily enough.


“I can’t tell you much at the moment. I don’t think it will be on a streaming service, this one, and it won’t be X Factor. But it will be TV because Cheryl is great on TV. She’s fantastic.

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“Just as Sharon and Louis were as well – they both did a brilliant job. I have a lot to be thankful for with both of them.

‘The project I’m working with Cheryl on is in very early stages,’ Simon Cowell says (
“The project I’m working with Cheryl on is in very early stages, and until it’s signed I’m really superstitious. Once it’s signed I couldn’t care less, but until then I try to keep things confidential.”

We revealed last month that Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon is in talks with several streaming services about a TV hunt for the next One Direction, which he says is “really exciting.”

But he confirmed the show he is planning with Cheryl is a separate project.

And despite taking the decision to rest X Factor after the 2018 series, Simon said he now believes the need for talent shows is greater than ever.

He said: “About five, six years ago, I really thought with all the platforms available to artists we would see tons of new artists breaking out every year on social media.

“But I actually now think the reverse is happening, it’s such a crowded marketplace and there are so many people trying to get attention online – hundreds of thousands if not millions of people.

“What these shows do is you get to see a much bigger audience, I would argue there is a bigger need for these shows than 10, 20 years ago and I genuinely didn’t think that would happen.

“If I was working at a record label now I wouldn’t know where to start.

“And if there is a purpose I will always continue to make these shows, because they really are a great platform, and now we are developing something really different.”

Britain’s Got Talent is on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 7.40pm on ITV1 and ITVX.