‘Maybe I could persuade them!’: Simon Cowell claims he could ‘CONVINCE’ One Direction to reform – if he could get all the band members in one place
They haven’t performed together as a complete band since Zayn Malik left in 2015.
But Simon Cowell claims he could get One Direction to perform together again – if he can get all five members in one place.
The 61-year-old, who created the band 11-years-ago on X Factor, said he doesn’t know which band members are holding back from a reunion, but believes he could convince them to put their differences aside.
‘Maybe I could persuade them’: Simon Cowell has claimed he could convince One Direction to reform – if he could get all the band members in one place
Simon told The Mirror: ‘I think it will happen. If they got together, whether it’s making records again or touring, it would be the most amazing thing.’
After Zayn Malik split from the group in 2015, the remaining members, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson recorded a fifth album before announcing an indefinite break in 2016.
Simon added: ‘If I could get into a room with them and just say, “You know what, whether it’s six months or something, I think you’d have such a great time” – maybe I could persuade them.’
Simon’s comments come after it was announced he was set to make his TV return with new ITV singing show, Walk The Line, 10 months after his electric bike accident.
Reunion on the cards? The 61-year-old has said he doesn’t know which band members are holding back from a reunion, but believes he could convince them to put their differences aside (pictured in 2013)
The music mogul was forced to pull out of Britain’s Got Talent last year, with Ashley Banjo replacing him on the judging panel after the crash left him with a broken back.
But Simon is set to take over the helm once again as he will head up the judging panel for the all-new singing show.
Simon has already been busy filming for America’s Got Talent but Walk The Line will be his UK TV comeback.
The Daily Star reports the series will follow musical acts as they perform in front of the judges in a battle to win a cash prize.
Back in the day: Simon put One Direction together 11-years-ago on X Factor and they went on to be a smash hit with fans (pictured in 2010)
The top two of the night will be asked whether they want to go home with some money or ‘walk the line’ to continue on in the competition to try to come first in the leaderboard.
If they chose to Walk The Line, they will have to go head-to-head against more performers but could hit the jackpot if they top the leaderboard.
The jackpot increases the longer a contestant stays in the show, so performers will have to chose if they want to go home with the money or gamble to win big.
The show will be co-produced by Simon’s Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment, and the music mogul will no doubt be wanting it to be a big budget production.
He’s back! Simon is set to make his TV return with new ITV singing show, Walk The Line, 10 months after his electric bike accident
Simon told the publication: ‘I am thrilled to be working with Lifted Entertainment and ITV on this new project.
‘We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win. Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize.
‘It’s the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats – real event TV, I’m very excited at giving musical talent the opportunity to transform their lives like never before.’
Replacement: The music mogul was forced to pull out of Britain’s Got Talent last year, with Ashley Banjo replacing him on the judging panel after the crash left him with a broken back
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