Simon Cowell is finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, over a year after it was first announced.
The X Factor creator and music mogul will be honoured with the star on Wednesday 22nd August when he will be dedicated in the television category.
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Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies Ana Martinez said: “Simon Cowell has brought a new meaning to talent shows and has made it a mega platform for people to show their talent and tell their tales.
“His honest, critical evaluation of talent has won him first place to fans’ hearts, and a star on our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Surprise guest stars are also promised to help unveil the star, which will be live-streamed on www.walkoffame.com.
After an amusing appearance as a contestant on Sale of the Century, Cowell came to prominence on UK TV screens on Pop Idol as a judge in 2001.
After the ITV show ended in 2002, Cowell launched The X Factor in 2004 followed by Britain’s Got Talent in 2007.
He will be back on The X Factor this autumn alongside judges Robbie Williams, Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson while BBC1 is launching The Greatest Dancer – a brand new entertainment series from Cowell’s production company Syco.