Little Mix are reportedly in talks to front a U.K. TV talent show to rival The X Factor.
The Wings hitmakers rose to fame on the British version of Simon Cowell’s international format back in 2011, but are apparently looking to go up against the program with a new BBC show.
A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “This show is huge for Little Mix but it will be a massive blow for Simon. The X Factor ‘s viewing figures have fallen for years but this could be the nail in the coffin. Saturday night needs a new singing competition to freshen it up and, with Little Mix involved, this could well be it.”
Explaining the format of the planned venture, they added: “The girls will be mentoring youngsters. They’re hoping their experience will mean they can create a group which can forge a genuine career. The groups will also be helped by people who have worked with Little Mix during their careers.”
According to the publication, the Black Magic stars are set to sign contracts for the show in a matter of days. A representative for the BBC responded “no comment” when approached by WENN about the project.
Meanwhile, Cowell’s show is set to return in a revitalised format later this month, with The X Factor: Celebrity seeing a number of famous faces compete for a coveted recording contract. The X Factor: All Stars is set to follow, featuring acts from the franchise’s 15-year history.