Simon Cowell: 'I've Asked David Bowie To Be A Judge On The X Factor'

As speculation over Tulisa's future on the show intensifies

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Amid the speculation that Tulisa could allegedly be leaving the X Factor, the show's supremo Simon Cowell has admitted that he has previously asked rocker David Bowie to be a judge on the show.

Speaking about the iconic 70's rocker and his desire to get him sitting on the panel and judging talent, Simon told the Mail Online:

"I think if I could have anyone on The X Factor it would be David Bowie. It’s no secret I’ve asked him, and he hasn’t said yes yet, but I’ll keep extending the invitation. Why Bowie? He’s a legend.

"He’s a great songwriter, he has massive influence on music today and he’s 100 per cent credible. I’m a fan. Not just of his music but of him, the man. He’s cool. Most of us aren’t. Bowie is."

David has been asked by Simon to join the X Factor (WENN)

Meanwhile, One Direction have claimed that they would be living very different lives if it wasn't for Simon Cowell decision to put them together in a band on the X Factor in 2010. Talking to the Metro, Louis Tomlinson commented: “I would be struggling my way through education or a life of crime.” 

Whilst Niall Horan added: “I would have been at university, and a life of crime as well.”

Admitting that he could have been a fireman, Liam Payne added: “If One Direction never happened I would be working in a factory or be a fireman."

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