SIMON COWELL
First News|October 25, 2019
I DIDN’T KNOW WHO WAS GOING TO BE ON

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE THE NORMAL VERSION OF THE SHOW AND DO A CELEBRITY ONE INSTEAD?

It just felt so obvious to do a celebrity version. The only condition was that I couldn’t know who was going to be on it. I said to the team: “You’ve got to find some acts who you believe can sell records off the back of this, because if you don’t do that, it won’t work.” So that was the deal and we stuck to it. I didn’t have a clue who any of the acts were. I did walk away thinking: “If we’re smart, we have artists here who could actually sell records.” So I thought that was fun and very exciting for the show.

THEY DO SAY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST!

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