Cowell wants to sign Uggie the dog

Simon Cowell is reportedly 'obsessed' with Uggie the dog, the star of award-winning film The Artist.

The mogul has made stars out of Leona Lewis, One Direction, and Susan Boyle. Now, it seems, he's turning his attention to animals.

Reports suggest that the 52-year-old has made informal enquiries to Uggie the dog's owner/trainer Omar Von Muller.

'He is Simon's dream dog - he has longed for someone like Uggie to take to the stage on Britain's Got Talent,' an insider reportedly divulged. 'His people have been in touch with Uggie's owner. He's obsessed.'