American Idol bosses can breathe a sigh of relief because Simon Cowell will not be pinching American Idol host Ryan Seacrest for the X Factor USA.
Following the reports that Ryan was in line to replace Steve Jones as host of the X Factor USA, Simon has confirmed that he has no plans to poach Ryan from the rival show.
Talking to us last night, the media mogul said:
"I think Ryan is brilliant at what he does and I think he's a brilliant negotiator and I admire him for that, you know, I think he'll stay on Idol.
With Ryan out of the picture, Simon went on to hint that the presenters will more than likely be American.
He added: "It's time for a change, we've been doing these shows for the past eleven years. You can't just keep doing the same thing and I think we learnt a lesson last year that the traditional host role like this has to change into something else, and therefore the show will look different and it will feel different and I do think it is important that we have more Americans on the show."
The media mogul also confirmed that two presenters will front the X Factor USA this year.
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