PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Simon Cowell reportedly plans to launch his own cookery talent show.
Now Cowell wants to take on the successful BBC show - which is presented by Australian restaurateur John Torode and ingredients expert Greg Wallace in the UK - with his own TV cooking contest using top chefs and franchise it around the world.
The 51-year-old TV mogul plans to start work on it next year after US X Factor ends on December 22 and produce it through his company Syco.
MasterChef Australia sets aspiring cooks tasks and then sees them judged by a panel of experts.
Last year it was named most popular reality show at the Logies, Australia's annual TV awards.