Music mogul and high waisted trouser wearer, Simon Cowell has announced that he will be taking the hugely successful X Factor show to America.

Cowell hopes that the show, which is due to launch in 2011, will lead to judges finding the American Susan Boyle.

Fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh predicts big things for the show: “I am sure it will be massive.  He knows TV better than anyone else and he has an instinct for what people want to watch.”