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.
“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.
“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.