Simon Cowell Confirms The X Factor Olympics Episode
Show boss planning sport-themed programme in live phase...
The reality TV tycoon has explained that the episode would be one of the live shows in the final phase of the competition.
Speaking to Channel 5 news, he said: "I think we're going to do something around the Olympics on one of the live shows so they're all welcome.
"We like having heroes on our shows."
SiCo specifically mentioned Paralympics gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds as a potential guest, calling her "a star".
Jessica Ennis has previously expressed her desire to appear on the show - although cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy have seemed less keen.
We told you this morning how US star Trey Songz has been angling for a job on the show.