Cowell faces Rock Rivals agro
With this year’s X Factor hardly setting the nation’s pulses racing, the show’s boss Simon Cowell has been experiencing further grief on the set of his forthcoming ITV drama Rock Rivals.
In a case of art imitating life, the show tells the tale of a television talent show presided over by bickering judges.
However, filming in Dublin recently was brought to a halt after producers went off the character of Luke, a contestant who was penciled in to go all the way to the final.
The actor who played Luke was promptly axed, meaning a host of scenes had to be shot again.
“Following the viewing of early footage, ITV and the production team made a creative decision with regard to the part of Luke. We decided it was necessary to recast the role,” a spokesman for ITV told the Daily Mirror.
The good news for those viewers who are already waiting with baited breath for the new show is that TV megastars Michelle Collins and Sean Gallagher – last seen on Corronation Street – are still involved in the project.