Simon Cowell Says Britney’s ‘Sweet,’ “X Factor” Will Have Two Hosts
(LOS ANGELES) — On Wednesday’s installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Simon Cowell and his new fellow X Factor judge Britney Spears dished about their experiences so far on the show. Cowell also dished that Khloe Kardashian is still in the mix as a possible host of the show — and she might have a co-host.
In the sweeping interview, Cowell and Spears talked about what they thought of each other before they “met” on the phone, with both admitting to be surprised.
Spears said of Cowell, “I thought he was kinda rude,” from his onscreen persona. “But I talked to him on the phone and he was a total sweetheart.”
Cowell then joked he was surprised, too, saying, “She was sweet and humble, and…her reputation was completely different.”
As for Kardashian, Cowell said rumors she’s in the running to host The X Factor were accurate.
“She’s in the loop,” he admitted, saying her inexperience is exciting. “That’s why I like doing live TV, because I like that the idea that things can go wrong.”
On the topic of hosts, Cowell revealed that two are planned, telling Kimmel, “Well, we’ll have two.”
When Kimmel responded, “Oh, you will have two?,” Cowell replied, “Oh, for sure.”
When Kimmel switched the discussion to Cowell’s private life and asked about a claim in a book that he uses black toilet paper in his house, the X Factor judge surprisingly confirmed he did. Cowell said an interior designer who worked for him ordered the black TP and he keeps it in a downstairs bathroom.
Cowell and Spears also participated in a “game show” bit in which Kimmel questioned them about how well they know each other. The most shocking moment came when they were both asked to identify a part of the other person’s body that they find the sexiest. With their answers written on large cards, Spears said Cowell’s chest hair, while he cited the singer’s t**s.
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