Simon Cowell to Launch Cooking Show

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SIMON Cowell is set to launch a cooking show in America.

The media mogul is in preliminary talks with US network Fox — which airs the US edition of his show The X Factor — to broadcast an American version of his upcoming culinary reality competition Food, Glorious, Food! — which aims to find the best home cooked meal with the winning dish being sold in a top supermarket.

“Simon and Fox are in talks to bring his culinary show to the US in 2014, despite it having not even aired in the UK yet,” a source said.

“They have full faith in Simon as a television impresario and believe his latest idea will be a resounding success.

“It’s a pretty easy formula to translate to US audiences. It’s a little bit like ‘Antiques Roadshow’ meets ‘Top Chef’ and Simon believes it could really take off.”

The British version of the cooking show will feature the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla’s food critic son Tom Parker Bowles, and former Masterchef presenter Loyd Grossman.