Simon Cowell brokered a secret deal with CNN and Morgan

July 5th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

simon New York City, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Music mogul and former American idol judge, Simon Cowell appeared in an exclusive interview with “Extra’s” Terri Seymour and he confirmed the rumors that his friend Piers Morgan may be replacing Larry King at CNN.

Cowell said “[Morgan] was under contract to us on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ so he called me and we helped sort of broker the deal. I knew about this weeks ago.” There has been no public confirmation about Morgan’s appointment, but the music mogul believes in Morgan’s interviewing skills.

“Piers is without question the best interviewer I’ve ever been interviewed by… apart from you, Terri,” he said in favor of Morgan.

He also gave some names about possible replacements for him on American idol’s judging panel. He dropped the names of Harry Connick Jr. and the Poison frontman – Bret Michaels. He added that Harry Connick Jr. would be a good choice to replace him on the show. However at the same time he also added that he would call up Bret Michaels and ask him about the possibility of replacing him on the show.

Currently Cowell is busy with his new show and has also been seeking new talent for his US version of X-Factor, which will be telecast on TV next year. People who are 14 years and older can audition for the show.

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