Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are at the centre of a lawsuit after a man came forward alleging the former couple used his idea to create their reality Tv competition Q'viva! The Chosen.

The series, which premiered in the U.S. in 2012, shows the singers travelling throughout South America searching for talented entertainers for a new Latin-style Las Vegas production.

John Jacobs has now filed a lawsuit in New York against Marc Anthony Productions and Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, claiming he contacted both companies to pitch his show, Miami Beach: The Game, in 2007 and 2008, according to

The premise of Jacobs' series' was to feature two well-known Latin celebrities who would travel far and wide to find the next big superstar.

He alleges that representatives from both companies expressed interest in his idea, but later ignored all correspondence with him.

Jacobs is seeking $25 million (£16.7 million) from Anthony and Lopez. The stars have yet to comment on the case.