Tim Gunn was supposed to be the sidekick on the show but, if you ask ME, he just lightens up the screen when he enters! Always something useful to say, always a bright tip, always handy! Most designers would be lost withou his help!
I think he should have his own chair among the judges, because he sees the designers working and he is the one who can really tell if one isn't finished, if a designer had a nervous breakdown and all those things count in a business as competitive as the fashion industry!
Maybe on season 3 he is given a change to shine brighter!!!