Pet Shop Boys star reveals he was asked to join American Idol
Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant has revealed that he was invited to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol.
The media mogul left the reality TV show in 2010 and speaking to Popjustice, Tennant said that he was asked to fly to the States to be interviewed for the vacant role.
However, the musician decided against the idea after watching a clip of the programme. He said:
"American Idol approached me when Simon Cowell left to do American X Factor, to see if I would be interested in being considered to replace him. They wanted me to fly to Los Angeles for an interview with them and, frankly, I didn't want to fly to Los Angeles for a half-hour interview. I said, 'I'll do a conference call'. I was at my house in Durham, and my dog was barking all the way through it.
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