American Idol fans, who booed themselves hoarse whenever Simon Cowell made nasty remarks about a contestant, were delighted to learn that Justin Chatwin would be replacing Simon.
While having starred in movies such as War of the Worlds and The Chumscrubber give the young Justin Chatwin no particular edge in judging singing talent, it is hoped that his boyish good looks and Canadian upbringing will bring him success on American Idol.
Quickly packing his suitcase backstage on the American Idol set, Simon Cowell was in a particularly foul mood. "I don't mean to be rude, but this new kid is Canadian of all things. What the hell does he know about music?"
Justin Chatwin is looking forward to his new job and is hoping that Simon Cowell's father will be able to find him yet another mailroom job. "I really wish him every success."