Simon Cowell hints ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams will take part in 'Celebrity X Factor'

Amy West
Contributor
Could we see David Walliams serenading Simon Cowell on upcoming competition series Celebrity X Factor? (Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)

Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams is known as a comedian, author and actor but if Simon Cowell’s recent comments are anything to go by, he might prove to be a singer before the year is over too.

The music mogul is currently in the process of developing a revamped, all-stars version of The X Factor, which would see several famous faces competing against one another to become a respected recording artist. Now, he’s hinted that Walliams may join the line-up.

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“I think David [Walliams] might enter,” he recently told The Mirror. “Seriously, that would be amazing.”

Talking about his hopes for the show, the 59-year-old referenced the success of record producer Pete Waterman, who guided Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan within the music industry following their appearances on Australian soap opera Neighbours.


“One day [Waterman] said to me, ‘Why are you following me around,’ Cowell recalled. “I said, ‘Because I want to learn from you, I think you’re great.’ That was a turning point in my life. He was like a mentor.”

Cowell also addressed how he turned Soldier Soldier actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn into the singing duo best known for its Unchained Melody cover.

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“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,” he explained to the publication. “I’m excited again because my focus is who will be on the show.”

Celebrity X Factor is expected to debut on ITV later this year.