Whitney Houston was being considered for X Factor, Simon Cowell confirms, “would have been ultimate judge”. Cowell called in tonight when the tragic news broke about Whitney’s death at the young age of 48. Cowell was to meet with Houston on Monday.

Cowell was extremely upset whilst speaking with Pierce Morgan on CNN Saturday night. He said that there were moments when you could tell that there were problems.

He also stated that her music wasn’t just for the 80’s and 90’s, but was still amazing and looked up to in this decade. He said that he was slated to meet with Houston on Monday to discuss a judges role on next season of X Factor.

RIP Whitney Houston.