Director Foley not scared of Cowell
The X Factor musical's director Sean Foley has revealed he is not scared of Simon Cowell, branding him "a ringmaster".
Sean is directing the spoof musical I Can't Sing!, written by Harry Hill and starring Downton Abbey villain Nigel Harman as a nasty reality TV judge called Simon. Cowell is producing the show through his company Syco Entertainment and will be there when it launches.
Sean said: "Simon is going to be there on opening night - why not, bring it on. I'm sure if it's a success he'll love it.
"There's nothing terrible really about Simon. He's like [famous American circus star] PT Barnum. He's just a ringmaster, it's just Opportunity Knocks."
I Can't Sing! is in early rehearsal stages and will open in London's West End next year.
Sean revealed: "It's a musical comedy, there are characters loosely based on real people, it's a crazy show."