Simon Cowell ‘signs ABBA stars Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for X Factor’
SIMON Cowell has secured ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus to perform on The X Factor.
The BBC were tipped to secure the Swedish duo for an upcoming project, which has since been dropped.
But with the BBC shelving the Swedish power group, Simon took the opportunity to sign Bjorn, 73, and Benny, 71, for his own programme, according to the Daily Star.
A source said: "Abba are one of the world’s greatest bands and it will certainly give the show a big lift having Benny and Bjorn on board."
The pair are tipped to give The X Factor contestants a masterclass.
The hopefuls will get the chance to perform one of ABBA's greatest hits on the show.
Bjorn will also be hitting the stage and performing on the live shows in forthcoming weeks.
However, it has yet to be confirmed when exactly the duo - who made up ABBA with Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will make their appearance.
The Sun - UK