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Simon Cowell plans to bring back 'Celebrity X Factor'

He previously called the one-off series of "Celebrity X Factor" 'pointless' and insisted he would never want to do it again but now music mogul Simon Cowell plans to bring the series back.

Simon Cowell plans to bring back 'Celebrity X Factor'
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London: He previously called the one-off series of "Celebrity X Factor" 'pointless' and insisted he would never want to do it again but now music mogul Simon Cowell plans to bring the series back.

Speaking to The Sun's TV magazine, he admitted: "'Celebrity X Factor' wasn't one of my favourite shows, but for some reason I do actually want to do it again."

Revealing that he already has one contestant in mind, he continued: "I'm hoping we're going to do this soon. I'd like to mentor David Walliams!" 

The "X Factor: Battle of the Stars" aired for one week-long series in 2006 and saw the likes of David Beckham's former PA Rebecca Loos, Gillian McKeith and Nikki Sanderson compete for the title, reports dailymail.co.uk.

The series was won by former EastEnders actress Lucy Benjamin, and saw Simon, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh act as judges, whilst Kate Thornton hosted.

Simon is currently being kept busy by the current series of "The X Factor", with the final airing this weekend.