Simon Cowell wants to produce leaders' debate

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Simon Cowell wants to produce leaders' debate

Simon Cowell wants to produce the coverage of the next leaders' debate.

The 55-year-old music mogul thinks the way in which the General Election was covered by TV channels was boring and "would love" to be involved in the production of the next one, which is scheduled to take place in five years' time.

He said: "You know what, can Radio Times start a petition for me to produce the next leaders' debate? I would love to do that! I'd do it in a heartbeat! Hundred per cent. I'd have walk-ons, music, fire ... And a trap door if people didn't like what they said. And I'd definitely have a clapometer. I am deadly serious. Can we start a petition? I really would love a chance to do that!"

The 'X Factor' boss made his confession after his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judge David Walliams joked that the show has been so successful this year because people have been looking for something else to watch to escape the boredom of the election coverage.

David told Radio Times magazine: "I'll tell you what I certainly didn't enjoy - the election coverage! It was so boring. That's partly why our show has done so well; people wanted something fun and escapist after hearing all those politicians talking."