Simon Cowell has revealed that he plans to be involved in the auditioning process for the upcoming X Factor musical.
Comedian Harry Hill is reportedly developing a musical version of the talent show which is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
The TV mogul said that he intends to be heavily consulted during the audition process, and will have a say over who gets to play him.
Speaking at the Britain's Got Talent auditions, Simon said, "We're going to see a workshop on the musical in a couple of weeks' time.
"What I'm hearing is that it's very funny and very good.
"That workshop will be the time we decide whether we are in or out. We have to wait and see whether it's going to work.
"But the buzz from the people who know about these things is that it's very good."
Simon also revealed that he is thinking about an Any Dream Will Do-style audition format in order to find his star.
He added, "Musicals are not my business but I'm going to approach it like I would a TV show..
"The team have spent a long time working on this, and from the very first time I met Harry Hill he was absolutely besotted with the idea, so we'll see.
"Who would play me? We may have to do an audition show. That would be a good idea."
Speaking of casting who would play Cowell previously, Hill said that he was looking for a person "of a small stature" and with "a great voice".
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