SIMON Cowell is set to host Celebrity X Factor auditions at his LA mansion according to reports.
The Daily Star Sunday claims the music mogul wants to impress the famous faces taking part in the series later this year.
While the auditions for the regular series usually take place in non-descript rooms around the UK, the publication says Simon is keen to bring some “extra glamour” to the celebrity version.
A source told the outlet: “Production for the series is now in the early stages and decisions are being made about potential changes.
“Wheels are in motion to have the auditions at Simon’s house.
“Producers think this would make the series extra glitzy, which seems appropriate given the contestants will be celebs.
“Viewers are used to seeing auditions being held in chilly British cities.
“So having it against the backdrop of the LA sunshine would make things feel fresh and exciting.”
The source adds to The Daily Star Sunday that show bosses think the switch from the UK to LA will be worth the additional expense to impress viewers.
They said: “There is a lot for producers to consider. No final decision has been made, but a lot of the top execs are really hoping to do this.”
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The Sun Online has contacted a representative for Simon for comment.
As well as a celebrity version of The X Factor, Simon revealed earlier this year he was planning an All-Star series too.
Earlier this week, The Sun exclusively revealed how former winners Shayne Ward and Leona Lewis could make a return alongside fan favourites such as Chico.
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