Simon Cowell denies Glee star Darren Criss is to feature on X Factor USA
Simon Cowell has dismissed speculation that Glee star Darren Criss could be set to land a role on X Factor USA.
The show is currently without two judges and a host after Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones all left for pastures new.
There had been gossip that Glee's Darren Criss was being lined up to replace Jones as the show's host - but Cowell doesn't even know who he is.
When asked by Access Hollywood if there was any truth in the rumours, he replied:
"Darren Criss? I don't know who he is."
Cowell then proceeded to mistake Criss for co-star Kevin McHale. He added: "Is he the one in the wheelchair? I like him."
Watch Darren Criss being interviewed below:
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