Duncan Bannatyne: I wish I was Simon Cowell
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 April 2013
Duncan Bannatyne would love to be Simon Cowell to have his "great knowledge" of the music industry
Duncan Bannatyne wishes he was Simon Cowell.
The 'Dragons' Den' star - who has a record label called Bannatyne Music and is managing a new boy band called Reconnected - is envious of the 'X Factor' boss' knowledge of the music industry and would love to be able to spot successful future groups.
He said: "I wish had his great knowledge of music. But it's still interesting just to be involved, to see these guys sing and put a record out.
"I don't have any creative control. I've been in the studio, but I leave it to the boys.
"People keep saying, 'Duncan Bannatyne, the egotistical Scotsman, has a record label called Bannatyne Music. What a stupid name!' But it's publicity and it sells records, so I'm happy with it."
While Duncan would love to be Simon, he doesn't ever think he could be a panellist on a show such as 'The X Factor' because all music sounds "good" to him.
He added to Nuts magazine: "I don't think I could ever be a judge on a music show. I can't hear music as well as the experts. I can hear them when they're good, but I don't hear the bum notes. It all sounds good to me.
"You have to be a real expert on listening to music to be a judge."