Simon Cowell will return to UK television to lead a panel of judges in a new musical gameshow for ITV, Walk the Line.

The new six-part series, which will debut on ITV later this year, will see soloists, duos, bands, or choirs take to the stage to perform in front of the panel, before the top two performers of the evening face the decision to either "cash out" and take a cash prize, or "walk the line" and play on.

If they decide to play on and top the leaderboard, they will progress to the next show, facing a different cast of performers.

The longer the performers can stay in the contest, the bigger the prize pot. Each night, the reigning champion will be offered a higher "cash out" prize.

Cowell has been absent from screens in the UK since he broke his back after falling off an electric bike he was testing at his house in Malibu in August last year.

Diversity star Ashley Banjo filled in for Cowell during Britain's Got Talent, although Cowell did return to the panel of America's Got Talent earlier this year.

It was previously announced that Britain's Got Talent will not take place in 2021 due to the pandemic.

The music mogul said his new project "will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win".

"Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there, or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize," he continued.

"It's the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats - real event TV. I'm very excited at giving musical talent the opportunity to transform their lives like never before."

Source: Press Association

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