Tonioli, a judge on BBC 1's Strictly that topped the ratings over Cowell's X Factor on ITV1, claimed Cowell was eyeing the rival show and would love to pocket it. "Simon wants to buy it. He loves it," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"You can't knock the show that is the biggest seller and is actually beating his shows all over the world. It sells, you know. It's a fact. The show is a phenomenon worldwide so obviously he would like to have it in his stable," he added.
London (ANI): 'X-Factor' judge Simon Cowell wants to buy globally successful show 'Strictly Come Dancing', claims pal-judge Bruno Tonioli. Both reality shows have had a cut-throat competition to top the ratings chart in the UK as they are screened every Saturday night.