Will.I.Am: X Factor Won’t Work Without Simon And Cheryl
He says the pair are “irreplaceable”…
The hip-hop maestro, who helped Cheryl during last year’s boot camp stage, told The Sun that the pair were “irreplaceable”.
"I don't think there is much doubt that Simon and Cheryl are the main two guys," the Black Eyed Peasfrontman said. "Simon is the glue that holds everything together and people love to watch him, and Cheryl is like a queen in the UK. They are both irreplaceable.”
If the pair both quit the show for The X Factor USA, which is looking increasingly likely, Will doesn’t believe any stand-ins will match their star power. "I am sure their replacements on the show are going to be big names and, to be honest, they will have to be."
"Cheryl has had the last three winners," he added, forgetting thatMatt Cardlewas Dannii Minogue’s act. "I don't think there is another female out there who can do what she does on the show. She is one of a kind. I think the UK show can still be really fun but I don't see how it can be the same without the two most loved judges."
Simon has pretty much confirmed that the Promise This singer will join him on the US series, in a new interview where he insisted Americans would love the Geordie. “This girl is special… If people take to her like the British public did, I think she's going to do really well in America,” he said.