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Thursday 18th July 2019

Simon Cowell scraps X Factor theme tune because 'he's sick of it'

He said it's "one of the three worst theme songs" he's heard

Simon Cowell has scrapped The X Factor's theme tune because he's sick of it.

The 59-year-old music mogul has disliked the song for years and has now turned to musicians in Los Angeles in order to find a replacement tune.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, Simon explained: "We're scrapping the theme song - I can't listen to that again. You get into a habit with these things but it's one of the three worst theme songs I've heard.

Simon has scrapped The X Factor's theme tune because he's sick of it (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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"I'm asking around LA to see if someone can write us something new. I'd like 'X Factor' to be like the Bond films and have a new theme every year."

Simon revealed the show's set is poised to be revamped, too.

He shared: "I haven't decided how it will look yet - but I have met with a designer."

Recently, it was reported Simon is on the cusp of inking a deal that'll see X Factor and Britain's Got Talent remain on air until 2022.

Simon has reportedly reached an agreement with ITV to keep them on the channel for the next three years, according to a TV insider.

Simon is reportedly on the cusp of inking a deal that'll see X Factor and Britain's Got Talent remain on air until 2022 (Credit: ITV)

The source told the Daily Mirror: "There have been meetings recently between Simon's producers and ITV executives to thrash out some of the details, but Simon is already planning how to build on the shows' successes on ITV.

We're scrapping the theme song - I can't listen to that again.

"Everyone is looking forward to the future."

It comes after Simon's former X Factor co-star Louis Walsh said he wants the music mogul to be knighted.

The 66-year-old star - who is excited to return to The X Factor judging panel after being sacked back in 2018 after 13 years as a judge - also insisted there are "no hard feelings".

Louis said he wants the music mogul to be knighted (Credit: ITV)

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Louis told The Sun: "I love Simon. Simon's the best person in the world. I love working with him.

"I used to work with him every day. The reason Westlife are here is because of Simon. He started this band. He gave us all the hits. He was an amazing A & R guy. Nobody better."

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