Nigel Lythgoe Responds to Adam Lambert Rumors on Showbiz Tonight (VIDEO)

American Idol executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, appearing Monday on CNN Headline’s Showbiz Tonight responded to the rumor that Adam Lambert is being considered for a judges spot on the show.

The host asked Nigel if it were true that he was talking to Adam Lambert and Nigel replied:

“I can confirm with you that I have not been speaking to Adam Lambert, but there are going to be lots of names coming up now,” said Nigel. “It’s a bit like…when they were looking for judges for X Factor. Everybody’s name came up. It’s going to be the same with American Idol.”

“Everything’s still up in the air I have to say. Nothing is confirmed.”

Then Nigel quipped, “Hopefully, I’m going to push for Charlie Sheen and Jerry Lewis as judges on American Idol. I’m not sure how far I’ll get with that, but I think that would be fun!”

Adam Lambert told CapitolFM radio in the UK that he would jump at the chance to be an American Idol judge IF he were asked.

Watch the interview below.

Nigel Lythgoe interview with EOnline

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