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Simon Cowell invites Trump and Clinton onto AGT

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Simon Cowell invites Trump and Clinton onto AGT

Simon Cowell is going to invite Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton onto 'America's Got Talent'.

The music mogul is keen to see what hidden talents the two US presidential candidates have because it would be interesting to see the pair doing some TV entertaining rather than debating in the race for the White House.

He said: "I think we can take it a stage further in addition to the debates, why don't we invite them on?

"They can sing, dance, whatever they want.

"I only just thought of it now, it sort of just came into my head.

"So we're going to put the invite out and it sort of changes the election process a little bit. It would be good, right?"

The 'America's Got Talent' judge admitted he got the idea after hearing Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine playing several tunes on the harmonica recently, including Bob Dylan's 'Wagon Wheel'.

He added to PEOPLE: "[I] formally invited Hillary and Donald to be part of the final this year because I just heard Senator [Tim] Kaine on the harmonica - he was very good."

Simon judges alongside Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel on the 12th series of the show, which is hosted by Nick Cannon.

The 'X Factor' boss only became a panellist on 'AGT' on series 11, despite producing the programme.

Talking about taking his spot on the panel in 2015, when it was announced, he said: "I kind of always wanted to be on it ... I also enjoyed producing it.

"When this opened up and they asked me, I went, 'A hundred percent, yeah.' Why wouldn't you?"