“They wanted me to take Ryan Seacrest's job, because they said 'Look man, look, you got it. You know how to do it, dog,'” he said of the competition’s former host. “I would only host with Ryan. He's my friend. You know let's see -- Kelly and Ryan, Ryan and Randy. Oh man. It's gonna work man. I feel it!”
As for the show’s only confirmed judge, Katy Perry
, Jackson has nothing but high hopes for the pop star.
“Katy's great. Love her. She guest-judged with us one season, me and Simon [Cowell]. Love her, I'm a fan, I'm a friend,” he said of the “Firework” singer. “She's dope. She's talented.”
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Besides Perry, Jackson had only two words when it came to additional judge recommendations: “Simon Cowell.”
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