Simon Cowell has a new gig!
The 56-year-old TV star will replace judge Howard Stern on America's Got Talent for the show's upcoming 11th season, Simon announced on Thursday, Oct. 22.
"We've been talking about it for a few years, funny enough, me and NBC," Simon told Us Weekly, adding NBC first offered him the job five years ago. "This year... everything worked. So it was perfect."
Howard, Heidi, Mel B and Howie on AGT in July 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Howard, 61, first joined the hit reality competition as a judge in 2012 and left the series after Season 10 ended last month. The show — hosted by Mariah Carey's estranged husband Nick Cannon — also features Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B on the judges panel.
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Simon previously served as a judge on American Idol for nine seasons from 2002 until 2010. He then joined The X Factor USA as a judge in 2011 but left the series in 2013 and currently sits on the judges panel on The X Factor UK.
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