Piers Morgan: Rumored to step in as judge in American Idol
A buzz is on that Piers Morgan steps in as judge in American Idol. A source also said that he had no ideo if the British judge will be leaving "American Idol" at the end of Season 9 as has been rumored.
Piers adds, "I have no idea. Simon Cowell is my boss. I have to be very careful here," he said, referencing Simon's role as an executive producer of "America's Got Talent." "What I would say is, I don't think anyone could replace Simon Cowell. He is irreplaceable. He is the dark master."
Earlier this week, news broke that a popular site posted odds on who might replace Simon if he decides to leave "Idol" to launch his British reality competition show, "X Factor," stateside. Piers Morgan was the favorite with 2-1 odds. Sean "Diddy" Combs had 3-1 odds.
Piers says, "It's slightly disconcerting because the only reason people are saying I'm favorite [to replace him] is probably because I'm perceived to be as mean as he is, which I feel quite upset about, because as you know I'm Mr. Nice Guy,"
But when pressed as to whether he would take the seat in the "Idol" judges chair if offered, Piers declined to answer the question.