Simon Cowell to cook up a storm with new food show

Food glorious food: Simon Cowell is reportedly interested in launching a cooking show
Food glorious food: Simon Cowell is reportedly interested in launching a cooking show©Copetti/Photo Fab/Rex Features

Simon Cowell might be known for his enviable position in the music industry, but it looks like the X Factor boss is about to turn his attention to a new venture - cooking.

It is understood that Cowell's production company Syco is in discussions to launch a cooking talent show that will hunt to find the 'best British dish'. However reports that chef Gordon Ramsay on the show are believed to be untrue.

The show, which has a working title of Food Glorious Food, would see a range of cooks and chefs battle it out to create kitchen masterpieces.

They would also be expected to prove to the experts that the story has a strong British story behind it, in order to be in with a shot of landing the top prize of £20,000. The winning dish will then be sold on the shelves of Marks & Spencer.

Simon hasn’t commented on the stories as yet, but an announcement is expected to be made next month, for the show which will be on ITV.

We’d absolutely love to see Mr Cowell behind a hot stove himself with a pinny on, whipping up culinary creations himself, but we’re not quite sure that’s on the cards just yet!

Meanwhile Cowell has his hands full just now with the X Factor USA auditions, with new recruits Demi Lovato and Britney Spears settling in well alongside him and L.A. Reid.

The UK auditions are also continuing around the country, with Mel B currently sitting in with Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh as a guest judge.

Other stars who have filled the guest judge slot have included singer Rita Ora and former X Factor winner Leona Lewis.


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