"He wanted to add her last year [as a fourth judge] but the network said, 'No,'" a source toldThe New York Post.
Cowell has reportedly been spotted out with the model, actress and former reality TV star -- who once filled in for judge Amanda Holden on Britain's Got Talent but got booed by the audience -- in Los Angeles in recent weeks, which has sparked rumors the couple may be dating.
Cowell told The Post late last year he planned to have "somebody younger" sit on the judging panel alongside Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel for the show's previous seventh-season, adding he was looking for, "A girl -- someone who will not be afraid of Sharon and Howard and fight for a different type of act than they would."
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