(October 7, 1959- )
Host/Judge of 'Pop Idol (UK)' and 'American Idol (US)'
Author of 'X Factor (March, 2003)'
Why he might be annoying
He is not gay but has been accused of being gay.
He is extremely frank and cruel.
In the U.K., his nickname is 'Mr. Nasty.'
He has reduced many contestants to tears.
He looks like Alan Thicke.
He is known to pick his nose.
He overuses the expressions 'I'm being serious' and 'I'm just being honest.'
He spends $450 on a haircut every other week (That's more than $11,000 per year).
He claims cashmere is itchy.
He dropped out of high school at sixteen.
His reality series 'Cupid' was a flop.
He smokes Kools.
He wears extremely tight t-shirts.
He is being sued by Simon Fuller, the producer of 'American Idol,' claiming he stole the idea for his show 'The X-Factor.'
He reportedly impregnated the wife of his close friend Andrew Silverman (July 31, 2013)
Why he might not be annoying
Since he is a tough judge, his approval is most sought after.
He bases his opinion on whether he would put up his own money to sign the contestant to a record contract.
He has an honesty and charisma that is fun to watch if you aren't being judged.
Contestants participate by their own free will.
See Related: American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Ryan Seacrest, Brian Dunkleman, Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin, Tamyra Gray, R. J. Helton, Christina Christian, Ryan Starr and Jim Verraros
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 852 Votes: 66.78% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 147 Votes: 79.59% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 302 Votes: 78.48% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 1487 Votes: 67.52% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 3213 Votes: 75.47% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 3704 Votes: 78.64% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 13494 Votes: 79.01% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 5035 Votes: 78.17% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 5447 Votes: 71.64% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 13090 Votes: 68.11% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 5549 Votes: 57.61% Annoying
In 2002, Out of 4657 Votes: 69.27% Annoying
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