If Simon Cowell‘s new U.S. version of the “X Factor” just so happens to premiere to good ratings this fall, Ryan Seacrest says he’s looking out for a very special phone call from the former “American Idol” judge.

The 36-year-old AI host recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and spoke on Cowell’s upcoming show, saying that his “frenemy” will call him and gloat about his new showing being a big ratings winner, even though he failed to even mention the new version of American Idol in a recent phone call.

“Actually I did hear from him, I spoke to him when he was overseas on a little bit of a break and he didn’t comment about the new show,” Ryan Seacrest told Jimmy Kimmel. “No he didn’t bring up the new show. But he likes to keep his opinions to himself. He will be the first to congratulate himself on his new ratings by sending me a fax of the ratings to my house the day after the new season premieres.”

Gotta love the “friendly” rivalry Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell have!

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