Tate Stevens: 'X Factor USA Will Miss LA Reid'
Series winner suggests departing judge will be tough to replace...
"I appreciated all of them," he told the magazine. "They're all people in the business, and they've been there.
"I think my favourite comment came from Simon a few weeks ago when he said, 'You're an honest and good man and you deserve a break'. To me that was very, very cool. That felt good."
Yesterday it was suggested that Britney Spears might be axed from the show, leaving two judges' positions open for the 2013 season.