Rep: ‘No Truth’ To Elton John Replacing Simon Cowell On ‘American Idol’

Despite a report claiming Elton John is headed to Simon Cowell’s soon-to-be-vacant “American Idol” judge’s seat, a rep for the singer told Access Hollywood there is “no truth” to the rumor.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that Elton could be replacing Simon when he leaves at the end of this season of the FOX reality competition.

But Elton’s rep told Access, “There is no truth to reports that he is in talks to replace Simon on ‘Idol.’”

Elton was previously a guest judge on the third season of the FOX reality competition.

As previously reported on, Simon may be leaving “Idol” to bring “The X Factor” stateside in 2011, but the hit series isn’t going anywhere. An executive for FOX confirmed the show has been picked up for three additional seasons after the current season. .

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