Harman reveals Simon Cowell's advice for playing him

Nigel Harman and Simon Cowell at a photo-call for X Factor Musical: I Cant Sing Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Actor Nigel Harman has spoken about his role playing Simon Cowell in the forthcoming X Factor Musical: I Can't Sing.

He told ITV's This Morning that his advice from Simon was "just go out there every day and make a real idiot of yourself".

He added: "I sat next to him for the launch and he was howling and the more risque it gets and the more he gets it in the neck the more he was laughing."