X Factor voiceover star offered US role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 February 2011
Simon Cowell

X Factor boss Simon Cowell

The 'X Factor' voiceover man Peter Dickson has been offered a role on the US version of the show by Simon Cowell, although he still needs to impress Fox executives to officially land the job

The 'X Factor' voiceover man has been offered a role on the US version of the talent show.

Peter Dickson - whose dulcet tones have been heard on the ITV1 show since it began in 2004 - is to fly out to Los Angeles later this month to talk to Fox executives, as Simon Cowell is keen to include him in the show.

Peter said: "Simon has said he'd like me to be the voice of the American 'X Factor'. I am being flown out to Los Angeles during Oscars week so I can meet the Fox executives to try to sort out a deal."

However, Peter admits bosses might not be in favour of him being the voiceover act as they are wary of making the show too British with Simon already confirmed as a judge and Cheryl Cole also lined up for a role.

He explained: "They have to decide how British they want the show to be, and whether they want a British voice and a British judge like Cheryl Cole."

But if he impresses US executives, 49-year-old Peter - who has two teenage sons with his wife Barbara - would be happy to relocate to Los Angeles during the filming of the series.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "I'm all set to go. I'm planning to relocate and get a place out there during filming."

Auditions for the show start in March and the final line-up is set to be revealed over the coming weeks.

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