Simon Cowell has said he’s happy that Steven Tyler will take his place as a judge on American Idol.
The X Factor judge, who attended the International Emmy Awards in New York with his fiance Mezhgan Hussainy, said: “I always said it had to be someone who wasn’t better looking than me and they achieved it.”
He added that the Aerosmith frontman seems like a nice guy, and Randy Jackson told him they were having a lot of fun.
He believes Steven can adequately fill his shoes, but stopped short of saying the rock star would damage his credibility being on the show.
Simon said the role of judge is something that Steven wants to do and added: “It’s a fun job. You got to take it like that. You can’t take it too seriously.”