If rumours are to be believed Simon Cowell’s X Factor has pulled off a huge coup and signed pop loon Michael Jackson to appear as a mentor on the show this December.

And before you think it, it’ll be for his pop skills, not to mentor Sharon in plastic surgery! Of course, if true, it’ll be game over in their ratings battle with Strictly Come Dancing. And let's just hope it ends better than the last time Michael appeared on ITV, when he ended up in court after admitting to Martin Bashir that he shared his bed with teenage boys.