Randy: Cowell welcome back on Idol
Published 02/03/2014 | 00:07
Randy Jackson has said the door is always open for Simon Cowell to return to American Idol.
TV's Mr Nasty made his name in America as a judge on the singing talent show, before launching his own rival version The X Factor. The X Factor USA has now been axed.
Star magazine asked Randy if he would like Simon back on the Idol panel, to which he replied: "Of course! He helped create this show and all these types of shows."
He added: "Simon is such an amazing talented guy that I'm sure he's plotting his US return! He'a a real creator, so never count him out."
Randy himself recently stepped down from the Idol judging panel after 12 years to take up a mentoring role on the show instead.
But he said: "Honestly, I don't miss being a judge at all. When I walked away, I was really done with it and I really didn't think there was anything more I could do.
"I'm happy now being a mentor - it's a natural fit for me."