According to reports, the show will be a cross between Simon's flagship X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, giving an unsigned group the chance to become rock stars. It is expected to launch in the US with a British spin-off following later.
The show will mark Kate's first mainstream TV role, and a remarkable turn around for the model whose career was almost destroyed when she was caught snorting cocaine in 2005. "Kate is absolutely cock-a-hoop about her move into TV," the Mirror quoted a source close to Kate as saying.
"She's been looking for a big global project to get her teeth into for some time and the waiting has paid off. This show is going to blow every other reality series out of the water. Kate is thrilled to be part of it from the start. She's a huge music fan and everyone knows her knack of picking out new trendy bands. It's one of the few areas outside fashion she feels totally confident to speak her mind," the source added.