X Factor 2011: Simon Cowell may take part in show via satellite!

The Daily Mirror today reports that ITV chiefs have been in “crisis talks” with Simon Cowell over his involvement with this year’s X Factor.

It seems that Simon still hasn’t made any solid commitment to the UK version of the X Factor, and is instead concentrating on the launch of the show in America.

However, the paper states that one potential option is that Simon could take part in the show via satellite if he has to remain in America when the X Factor gets underway here this summer.

But a source said to be close to Simon revealed, “There’s less than a 50% chance he’ll agree.

“It’s looking more as though he won’t be heavily involved.

“It’s frustrating for them but Simon can’t clone himself to be in two places at once.”

The paper goes on to state, “The news emerged as Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie was strongly touted as a contender to judge X Factor in the States.

“Simon and record boss LA Reid are likely to be joined on the panel by Cheryl Cole, with Fergie and Paula Abdul vying for the last spot. Nicole Scherzinger will host.”

However, it seems Simon has reiterated his commitment to the X Factor UK and has said it’s a “major priority” for him to play some part in it.

The source added, “ITV are desperate to keep him on the show in some form as they know he is such an important part of The X Factor.

“But he has the US version to concentrate on.”

More X Factor news soon!

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