Simon Cowell Weighs In On 'American Idol' Judge Steven Tyler

'I always said it had to be someone who wasn't better looking than me, and they achieved it,' former 'Idol' judge quips.

Courtesy of "The View," we've already checked out a sneak peek of the dynamic between the new gaggle of "American Idol" judges: Randy Jackson has shifted into a "Yo!"-spouting elder statesman, Steven Tyler is the F-bomb-dropping wildcard and Jennifer Lopez has refashioned herself as the sweet-smiling voice of the reason.

What does ex-"Idol" judge Simon Cowell think of all this? If Tyler and his outsized personality are meant to fill the vacuum left by Cowell and his acerbic commentary, the British reality star is fine with that.

"I always said it had to be someone who wasn't better looking than me, and they achieved it," Cowell said before the International Emmy Awards in New York, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports that Cowell pronounced himself happy that Tyler won the "Idol" judging job and that Jackson says they're all having fun on the show. The Aerosmith frontman certainly seems to be enjoying himself, saying in September, "Some of the kids are so young that I'm not sure if they can get how long it's taken me to be successful. They were all on fire. They were spunky and crazy and over the top."

While Cowell takes a step back from the spotlight and preps the American version of "The X-Factor" for Fox (set to debut in the fall of 2011), he doled out one piece of advice to Tyler.

"[I]t's a fun job," he said. "You've got to take it like that. You can't take it too seriously."

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