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Simon Cowell plotting to revive TV fortunes with new music show

Simon Cowell is planning to revive his U.K. TV fortunes with a new music themed TV show.
The 58-year-old impresario has seen his flagship televised singing contest, The X Factor U.K. fall to record lows in the ratings this year (17), with Sunday’s (05Nov17) episode only drawing 4.3 million viewers – the lowest audience in the show’s 13 year history.
However Simon has a secret new project in the pipeline, which he reveals will be another, different, music show.
“Watch this space,” he tells Britain’s Daily Star newspaper. “We’ve got a new show soon. I can’t say more but it’s still music. You’ll like the one we’re making. You’ll have to wait but you will see more about it soon. We make lots of shows but this is a music show.”
The X Factor, which airs on British channel ITV1 is currently being battered in the ratings by its longtime rival Strictly Come Dancing, as the BBC programme regularly attracts around 10 million viewers.
The music mogul is defiant however, as he claims the talent show is “still the best show on TV”.
Simon had to forego his judging duties on the show for one weekend last month (Oct17) after fainting in his home and suffering from concussion from his fall down the stairs.
The star was hospitalised but now says he is “really well now”, adding, “I’m all good”. After returning to The X Factor over the weekend, on Monday he attended a London ceremony honouring Sony Music chief Rob Stringer with the Music Industry Trusts Award.
Simon did not let his health scare stop him from enjoying himself, as he was spotted relaxing in the early hours of the morning with a beer and a cigarette.
One of his old X Factor proteges, One Direction singer Harry Styles, performed at the bash, which was also attended by Camila Cabello and George Ezra.

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