Simon Cowell mobbed on Mathew Street as he is spotted in Liverpool

Simon Cowell was mobbed on Mathew Street as he arrived in Liverpool.

The Britain's Got Talent judge has arrived in the city as he conducts a nationwide search for a new boyband. The 64-year-old is travelling to three cities in the UK to find the next big thing and he is starting in Liverpool.

Simon is staging auditions on July 6 and 7 and applications are open for talented 16 - 18 year olds to audition as he aims to find the next superstar. The process is being filmed and could be the basis for a new documentary series.

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Simon was spotted out and about with a filming crew today as he visited the iconic Cavern Club. The judge was happy to greet fans as he walked down the famous Mathew Street.

Simon spoke with the ECHO inside the Cavern Club in an interview set to be released this weekend. Ahead of the search he shared a message to readers and revealed how excited he is to be in Merseyside.

He said: " I can't wait to visit Liverpool on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July for my new boyband auditions. Liverpool has obviously been the most amazing place for musical talent, which is why we're coming here. So, if you or if anyone else you know could be the next superstar, please register to audition now at

"This could be life-changing and I hope to see you there. Or just turn up."

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