"All I can tell you is that her name was put forward but, like with a lot of people we have spoken to, we have to check out everyone's availability," he said.
"There is a lot of time you have to put into this show, because it's not a two day a week job when you are in the live shows. You are mentoring the contestants and working five or six days a week. I can confirm that her name has been put forward."
If Fergie nails this position, she'll be pat of what's set to be a powerful judging panel, with Cowell and music mogul L.A. Reid confirmed for the upcoming gig.