“I like the sob sto­ries as long as they are real”

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How does it feel to be back?

It’s amaz­ing now I am back with my favourite judges ever.

How did Si­mon con­vince you to come back?

Si­mon and I talk all the time, we’re al­ways good friends and even last year dur­ing the show I would call him up and he would just laugh at me. I have a very hon­est re­la­tion­ship with him, he’s not go­ing to get any­one to be as hon­est and as hard work­ing as me, let’s be frank.

Do you feel pres­sure to make the show fun?

No. I think we just need to be our­selves and have fun. We need to make the show en­ter­tain­ing, in­ter­est­ing and hon­est. It’s not all about the singing, you know! We need great char­ac­ters and we needed to go back to the small rooms and get peo­ple to walk in and tell us their story.

So you like the sob sto­ries?

I like the sob sto­ries as long as they are real. I like all the dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and I like the fact we don’t know who is go­ing to come in.

The panel has an av­er­age age of 55, does age mat­ter?

No, that just means we have a lot more ex­pe­ri­ence. You can have young peo­ple on the panel but they’ve had no ex­pe­ri­ence. I’ve dealt with record com­pa­nies, I’ve dealt with artists, tours and all that stuff. So has Sharon, Si­mon and Ni­cole, we’ve been around the block and we know what it takes.

Will you be caus­ing chaos on the live shows?

I think if we’re hav­ing fun then the au­di­ence have fun. I’ll only laugh if I think it’s funny, I’ll say what I think. Sharon says things un­der her breath and writes very rude notes that make me laugh!

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