Simon Cowell's TV plot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 November 2010
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is planning to re-launch the careers of TV host Jonathan Ross and troubled singer George Michael with a one-off TV show

Simon Cowell is planning to re-launch the careers of Jonathan Ross and George Michael with a one-off TV show.

The music mogul's plan will see troubled singer George - who recently served four weeks of an eight-week jail sentence for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis - give legendary TV host Jonathan an exclusive interview about his prison term and plans for the future.

Simon - who launched hit ITV1 shows 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' - is said to have held talks on Monday night (01.11.10) with the pair at the former Wham star's London home.

An insider said: "Simon is a big fan of both of these guys. He thinks it's a shame they're no long front of the entertainment business - other than for all the wrong reasons.

"Basically, George will tell all, sing a few classics and remind people why he was a pop god, and Ross reclaims his crown as the man they all want to talk to. It will be a great one-off special."

The TV show is expected to follow a similar format to that of Piers Morgan's 'Life Stories' series, in which he conducts intense one-to-one interviews with high-profile stars, and it is believed the trio have already rehearsed a "hysterical" pilot episode.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Simon and Jonathan were in hysterics. There is great chemistry between them all, and Simon has the full support of ITV, so the project looks like a real goer."

Jonathan was temporarily suspended from the BBC in 2008 after leaving lewd messages on the answerphone of 'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs.

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