Simon Cowell Says Peter Kay ‘Undermines His Success’ With Parody Reality TV Shows


Simon Cowell was not impressed with comedian Peter Kay’s series of parodies which drew inspiration from reality talent shows, it is claimed. The music mogul, 60, reportedly thought that the shows on Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor and possibly new celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice “undermined his success.”

Not only was Simon annoyed that Peter, 47, had taken on his series portfolio, he was also furious that narrator Peter Dickinson had participated, reports The Sun.

Kay reportedly told Dickson, “He hated it. I hated everything. I thought we were taking the p ***, undermining his success. He sent me a really smelly email.

Simon Cowell was not impressed with comedian Peter Kay’s parody series which took inspiration from reality talent shows

Kay reportedly added, “He was particularly upset by your involvement and I felt a little guilty because I gave you my word, when we first met, that it was a loving parody.

But apparently Simon changed his mind after the show aired, with Kay telling Dickinson, “After the reviews came in and the praise for it was universal, he decided it was OK. Called me to apologize. Now as weird as people, eh?

The claims appear in Dickinson’s new book, Voiceover Man.

It comes after Kay’s highly anticipated return tour had to be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Bolton star was due to appear at Dance for Life charity concerts across the country, but the shows have been postponed in light of new directions on mass gatherings.

The mockup Kay created shows Britain has the pop factor and possibly a new celebrity, Jesus Christ, the superstar of Soapstar Strictly on Ice

Speaking to fans on the cancellation, he announced in March: “This is obviously disappointing news but well and truly justified given the circumstances.

“We’re going to go through this, together and then we’ll all have a great dance for life.”

“Stay safe and take care of yourself and the people around you,” the funny guy advised.

Simon allegedly told Peter that the shows “undermined his success”

The star was scheduled to host her Dance For Life shows in London, Liverpool and Manchester for Cancer Research UK in April.

Representatives for the comedian added to his initial cancellation announcement and said: “Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and following government advice, it is with deep regret that the upcoming Dance For Life shows by Peter Kay are postponed.

“We are looking to schedule the shows, so please keep your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of the public is paramount. ”

The comedian had kept a low profile since his huge tour of more than 100 dates was withdrawn in December 2017 due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.


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