He's probably best known for playing Alan Partridge's musical director Glenn Ponder on spoof comedy chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You, but music producer Steve Brown - who has created laugh out loud tracks for Harry Hill and Ant & Dec - is set to work with The X Factor's Rebecca Ferguson.
According to The Sun, despite being more known for his parody tracks, Steve is a full-time musician and composer. "Steve is a well respected composer who started out back in the Sixties writing musicals before going into television comedy," a source told the newspaper. "Last year he produced Rumer's record. It didn't sell in huge numbers but the relaxed sound impressed a lot of people in the industry, including Rebecca's record label bosses at Sony.
"They're hoping Steve will work on all of her album if they can get the right songs together."
Rebecca Ferguson is understood to have taken a different route to most of last year's finalists, signing a record deal with Sony's Epic label instead of Simon Cowell's Syco imprint. This means that single mum Rebecca is set to work with the same people who turned previous X Factor runners up JLS and Olly Murs into stars arguably bigger than the actual winners themselves.