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Simon Cowell still in control of new show after stepping back from lead role

Nov 10, 2021

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Simon Cowell has confirmed that he's not quitting the TV world for good, and he's still steering the ship on his new talent show, Walk The Line.

The Britain's Got Talent boss, 62, recently announced he won't be appearing on the judging panel for his new ITV series, Walk The Line.

The music mogul said he had decided to "take a step back" from the TV cameras, and he'll be replaced by Take That star Gary Barlow.

However, he's now revealed that this doesn't mean he's quitting the TV world for good, and he'll be back on camera in the future.

Speaking to Daily Star at the Together For Short Lives ball, Simon said that he's only taking a step back from this new show as he felt he could do more "behind the scenes".

He also admitted that he prefers being "behind the camera" more than actually being on camera.

When asked if he was really taking a step back from TV, Simon replied: "Oh, just just on this one show.

"Yeah, sometimes because I produce the shows that I appear on. I just took everything into account and I just thought 'you know what, this is just the right thing just to step back for a second'.

"You know I've done it before, you know, it's I still I actually enjoy being being behind the camera more than actually being on camera."

Simon's partner Lauren Silverman, who was standing next to him at the event, revealed he was still very much in control of the show, even if he's not on the judging panel.

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Lauren added: "He's still in control!"

Simon went on: "So and this is the new show, so I just felt I could probably do more behind the scenes."

Later on, Simon couldn't resist teasing his new line-up for the new ITV talent series, and it turns out he's still got more stars to announce for the show.

He said that fans can expect "some surprises" from the line-up, and he'd only just found out that an additional star will be joining his show.

He said: "Yeah, yeah. Yeah, we got an interesting line-up, we've still got more people to announce. Yeah.

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"There are going to be some surprises I just found out another other name on the way in. I’m not going to say though because I don’t wait to jinx it!"

It comes as Maya Jama is set to present Simon's new show, and it's understood that Gary Barlow, Craig David and Dawn French are part of the star-studded line-up.

Simon also teased that he's made some changes to the format of Britain's Got Talent, when asked about his iconic talent show in the same chat.

"Yeah, a little bit," he responded.

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He went on: "We’ve had some good ideas. I mean, we just had some good ideas because we had to pull the show at the very, very last moment.

"And because we were going to shoot this in January this year – and that was before the second variant came along."

Describing Walk The Line, ITV said: "Walk The Line is a high octane series offering music acts a chance to win a life changing prize pot of £500,000.

"The musical acts – be they soloists, duos, bands, or choirs – will take to the stage to perform for the nation."

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