Although both sides have yet to comment, the FT reports that Cowell will produce and devise new programming, while Sir Philip will provide business advice.
While the pair have been close friends for years, RB wonders how well these two headstrong entrepreneurs will fare as business partners. After all, Sir Philip once told us: “Do business my way or don’t do it at all.” Read our interview with him here.
Sir Philip famously turned down the chance to be the star of The Apprentice. Given the global stardom that now surrounds Suralan, he must be kicking himself. Is this finally his chance to make his mark in the entertainment business?