By Marcus Leach

Pop star Will.I.Am has revealed that he is working on an X-Factor style show for tech entrepreneurs with Simon Cowell.

Cowell, the brains behind the X-Factor, and Will.I.Am, who now judges on the Voice, are to join forces in a bid to create hundreds of jobs in the tech sector.

"We're working on a project called X Factor for tech -- and it's going to be out of this world," Will.I.Am told a conference in London.

"Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots.

"It's about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves -- whether that's in science or mathematics."

His comments were reported by The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and other newspapers, although no exact details of the show are known at present.

Will.I.Am, of Black Eyed Peas fame, has previously been an advocate for an increased role of technology in education, and is a 'director of creative innovation' for Intel.

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