HOWARD Stern is reportedly planning to quit America’s Got Talent.
The shock jock — who replaced Piers Morgan this year — has dropped major hints he will not return for a second stint as a judge on the popular reality TV series amid rumors the show’s format will be completely overhauled for its eight series.
“AGT is massively successful, but every TV show needs a refresh to make it the best it can be. At this time, there are questions over whether Howard wants to return,” a source said.
Howard recently admitted he recently realized he didn’t need to be “all over the television”
Show boss Simon Cowell and NBC executives are now said to be scrambling to find ways to revamp the show. Sharon Osbourne recently confirmed she had quit and producers may now have to find two new judges to star alongside Howie Mandel before auditions begin next February.
“Neither of the Howards have signed up again yet, but it’s Stern who is being vocal about the fact he may not come back,” said the source.
“It will certainly depend on who the new third judge is. Simon wants every detail to be perfect.
“He was buoyed by the success of the last Britain’s Got Talent, where there were two new judges. Who knows — there may even be a fourth judge brought on to AGT like the UK.”
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