- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Teen pop star Justin Bieber may be busy selling out arenas on his My World 2.0 tour and hyping his autobiography, First Step 2 Forever: My Story, but according to former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the 16-year-old has additional career ambitions.
Cowell, who is gearing up to bring his hit U.K. show The X Factor to America, said during an interview with Extra on Thursday that he’s already had some big stars ask to become a part of the U.S. edition of the talent competition series, including Bieber.
“He put himself forward to judge some of the episodes,” Cowell revealed.
Although the British music mogul remained mum on details regarding X Factor‘s U.S. debut next September, Cowell told Extra that, in addition to Bieber, “one of the most famous singers in the world” contacted him last weekend “out of the blue” inquiring about the show. The secret superstar will make an appearance as a judge on the program, Simon said.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Congressman Adam Schiff on Trump’s GOP Grip, Looming WGA Strike and His All-Time Favorite Show
Singer Kane Brown on His First Acting Gig on ‘Fire Country’: “The Perfect Start of My Acting Career” (Exclusive Video)
GLAAD Media Awards: Stars Denounce Attacks on LGBTQ+ Community as Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera Accept Honors