Simon Cowell plans global Top Of The Pops

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 May 2011
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Music mogul Simon Cowell is planning a global version of 'Top Of The Pops', which will be launched in a year's time

Simon Cowell is planning a global version of 'Top Of The Pops'.

The 51-year-old music mogul is keen to create a similar programme to the legendary BBC music show - which was axed in 2006 - but says it will have to be on a worldwide scale.

He said: "It's not cost effective just doing it in the UK. To do it properly it would need to be bigger than one country."

However, Simon - who is currently launching 'The X Factor' in the US - admitted it won't be happening in the immediate future.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "It's for a year down the line."

Simon has previously spoken about reviving the show - which now just has a Christmas special - revealing he would be speaking to the BBC about buying it for rival network ITV.

He said: "I would rather it came to us than just sit in the dustbin. If the BBC wanted to do a deal, and I can get ITV to buy it and broadcast it, I'd put it on ITV.

"It's been a good year for music and I think it's part of the tradition. It's not as though people aren't interested in music at the moment. Maybe we could make it a bit more interesting."

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