simon cowell x factor ratings 'X Factor': Simon Cowell says current focus is on the judges, teases new feature for next seasonSimon Cowell has laid out a little more of his game plan as it relates to staffing “The X Factor.” And it looks like it’s all about the judges for now.

In an interview with “Access Hollywood Live” Cowell explains, “I think in terms of order, we’ve got to land the judges, and then, I think you’ve gotta work out the hosts, based on who the judges are gonna be to make sure you get the right chemistry.”

Cowell adds that there’s going to be a new feature to the show for next season, but he’s being predictably coy as to what it is. “There’s a new component to the show which is exciting and I’m not going to talk about it yet ’cause I don’t want to tell the others what I’m doing,” he says.

As for rumors that George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacy Keibler is in the running for one of the hosting spots, Cowell dismissed it saying, “Too tall.”

One of these days they’ll make up their mind.

Posted by:David Eckstein