Simon Cowell Replacing Howard Stern as 'America's Got Talent' Judge!
“The good news is America’s Got Talent is back next year and the even better news is so am I!” the 56-year-old producer wrote on his Twitter account.
“About five or six years ago, I was offered the chance to be on the show and, at the time, I couldn’t do it. But I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to. For the years (Howard) was on the show, he did a great job. I think at the point we really knew Howard wasn’t going to come back, we then had serious conversations with NBC. I thought, ‘I think this is the right time.’ So, I’m excited about it,” Simon told USA Today.