The Celebrity X Factor line-up has reportedly landed one of its biggest names yet in chat show icon Ricki Lake.
Ricki was a popular figure on US television between 1993 and 2004 thanks to her self-titled talk show.
It launched five years after her breakout acting role as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray movie.
Now, having recorded a track for the cult classic's 2007 remake, she could be about to move in to music.
The media mogul supposedly swooped in to offer her a place after she impressed viewers across the pond on The Masked Singer earlier this year.
The bonkers singing contest - which ITV recently picked up in the UK - sees celebs put on performances wearing character costumes.
However, Celebrity X Factor will be a far more serious affair, as the winner will reportedly bag a record deal with Simon's firm Syco.
The news comes after another American actress, Love Actually star Olivia Olson, entered talks to take part.
Ricki was previously a finalist on Dancing With The Stars, the American version of Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2017, she was a guest judge on Gary Barlow's BBC One talent search Let It Shine. Her other UK appearances include Through The Keyhole and Celebrity Juice.
Celebrity X Factor is one of two spin-offs Simon is planning to air in place of the regular version this year.
The other will see 'all-star' former contestants return to compete against each other for ultimate glory.