Music mogul Simon Cowell and Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am are making plans to work on a new TV show together.

They may have faced off in a TV ratings war last year when Simon Cowell’s X Factor went head-to-head with The Voice UK, on which will.i.am is a judge, but the pair are now putting their rivalries aside to work together on a new TV project.

Speaking about their upcoming collaboration will.i.am told The Sun: "We're working on a project called X Factor for Tech - and it's going to be out of this world. Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots."

The show will apparently search the world over looking for young people who can demonstrate their technological wizardry.

The rapper added: "It's about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves - whether that's in science or mathematics... Simon's cool. We had a wicked dinner a couple of weeks ago (to discuss the show) and it was very nice."