DWTS Showrunner Wants Simon Cowell as Guest Judge: Good or Bad Idea?
Well, if Dancing With the Stars fans thought guest judge Abby Lee Miller was too tough, what would they say about Simon Cowell? (They might start by questioning his dance credentials.)
Rob Wade, DWTS’ new showrunner, worked with the former American Idol judge when producing Simon’s shows X-Factor and America’s Got Talent. Rob told TheTVPage he could see Simon visiting the DWTS panel in Season 19. “He is a phenomenal talent,” Rob said. “I would love him to come and guest judge on our show. I have got to find out when he is in LA.”
He thinks Simon might eventually take a role as a full-time judge on America’s Got Talent, which would probably claim his time, but a DWTS guest judging gig wouldn’t really take too long.
But is it a good idea?
Simon hasn’t shown too much fondness for DWTS — especially the live singers — but what do you think about the infamously harsh judge crossing the studio hallway? Would it be fun just to hear what he had to say (and see him spar with his fellow judges) or is he the wrong kind of guest judge for our show? Share your thoughts below!
DWTS Season 19 premieres Monday, September 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC.