Simon Cowell's TV plot
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.