ITV’s Lorraine Kelly makes dig at Simon Cowell for ‘not looking like himself’

Lorraine Kelly dug into Simon Cowell on her daytime talk show, saying he was "not looking like himself", during a chat with guest Craig David.

The music legend, 40, joined the presenter on the programme amid reports that he will be joining the music mogul's new primetime TV game show.

The X Factor boss is set to launch a new music game show called Walk The Line on ITV next year.

As Lorraine grilled Craig on the whispers, a large picture of Simon flashed up on the screen behind them.

Glancing over at the picture, Craig said: "Handsome man, though – he's looking well."

But Lorraine didn't appear to agree, and said: "He doesn't look like himself, mind you! But maybe that's no bad thing, though. You never can tell!"

As Lorraine laughed, Craig looked increasingly awkward as she continued by saying: "He's looking alright, he's looking alright!"

The new show was being labelled as the 62-year-old's big TV comeback, but he has since announced that he is stepping down from being one of the judges on the programme.

This comes after he reportedly hired Dawn French for his all-star judging panel, and will join musical icons such as Craig, Gary Barlow.

Ex-Radio One presenter and Celebrity Juice star Maya Jama has also been cast to take on the hosting duties.

Dawn's role comes as quite a shock given the new series will focus on finding singing talent who will battle it out for a chance of winning £500,000.

While some may have been left wondering about Dawn's hire it really isn't unusual for Simon to add a comedy act on-board to get the crowd laughing.

A source told The Sun: "The comedian may seem like a surprising choice for a judge on a contest that’s all about music . . . until you realise she’s always had a crush on her new boss.

"Simon is also partial to having a comic on his panels to bring some laughs, with David Walliams and Michael McIntyre previously judges on Britain's Got Talent.

"But she also comes with over 40 years of experience in showbiz, starring in sitcoms, sketch shows, films and on the West End. So she knows how to spot talent."

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