Fans of The X Factor will know the Six Chair Challenge involves acts fighting it out for a chair which indicates they are through to the next round, with mentors being able to swap contestants in and out as they please.
And the music mogul is upset that European versions of the singing contest are using a similar ‘four chair format’, according to reports.
The 57-year-old has allegedly been discussing a course of action with lawyers in order to take on Talpa, the company who make The Voice, despite ‘advice’ from those who say he shouldn’t do this.
A source told The Mirror: ‘Simon listened to advice but decided to continue with his action against Talpa. He is speaking to lawyers who specialise in format protection.’