(ANI): A representative for Sir Elton John has shot down rumours
that the singer will be taking music mogul Simon Cowell"s place on
American Idol next year. Cowell, 50, who has been with the U.S.
talent show since its inception in 2002, announced on January 11
that he will quit the programme when his current contract expires
in May this year.
His departure has prompted much speculation about who will
replace him as a judge on the show, and 62-year-old John"s name was
mentioned. John had served as a guest judge on Idol in 2004, but
his spokesperson insists he won"t be taking a permanent position on
the show in the future.
“He is not going to be a judge," Contactmusic quoted the rep as
telling GossipCop.com. Furthermore, Cowell has made it clear he"d
like show host Ryan Seacrest to double up as a judge after he