Simon Cowell to Send British Talent Show Winner into Space on Virgin Galactic

Machete-tongued TV impresario Simon Cowell says he wants to send the next winner of “Britain’s Got Talent” into space aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo flight next year. The Sun reports:

Cowell said: “Richard Branson is the sponsor of the show with Virgin. We are trying to work out a way so that the winner of the show gets to go up in the spacecraft and will be the first person to perform in space.

“I’m being serious. You could be the first singer or dog act, whatever, performing in space.

“I would go on the spaceship myself — you have to have a lot of training. I love the idea that, if they are up for it, then they have the option of performing in front of the whole planet in space.

“I think it’s great. Of course we have to think about the details, I mean, if you’re a juggler then we’ll need to make heavier balls.

“This is worth tens of millions of pounds, but Richard genuinely is up for doing it. I’m not winding you up, Richard would pay for it.

Heavier balls, indeed. I’m not going anywhere near that one. 🙂

Read the whole interview.