Cowell will join “America’s Got Talent” on Season 11 and it could be
just the first change coming for the NBC talent competition series.
spoke to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on Wednesday about his new spot at the judges’ table.
“I kind of always wanted to be on it… I also enjoyed
producing it,” he told Billy. “When this opened up and they asked me,
I went, ‘A hundred percent,
yeah.’ Why wouldn’t
— America's Got Talent (@AGT) October 22, 2015
In addition to “AGT” stateside, Simon has judged on the
British version of the talent competition series for 10 years along with the British “X
“It’s all about finding stars,” he said. “And I
love doing that. I mean, it’s the best part of my job.”
But will the other stars at the “AGT” judges table – which
also includes Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B – change beyond the addition
“How will the panel look other than you? Maybe there are names that are equal or even bigger,” Billy
“Could be,” Simon teased. “It could be… I don’t know
what’s gonna happen yet. I mean, they have done a good job… this is not like
coming on a show that’s doing badly. It does do really well… genuinely the
other three have done an amazing job.”
If there were to be a further change, Simon revealed to Billy that there are many interested
“Without giving anything away… we do get a lot of incoming
calls,” he said. “People actually do like being on this show and
that’s the first criteria. It’s gotta be somebody who wants to be on it.”
Billy asked Simon if people are clamoring to see him reunite with
original “American Idol” judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.
“I would love to work with them again on something,”
Got Talent” returns to NBC in summer 2016.
— Jesse Spero
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