Simon Cowell says goodbye to American Idol

Filed in Gather News Channel by on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

Simon Cowell has announced that he will be leaving “American Idol” at the end of season 9, which will start this Tuesday. TheTelevision Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California announced this on Monday.

Simon’s popular U.K . talent show “The X Factor“, will be coming to the United States in the fall of 2011.

Simon says:

“I want to leave ‘Idol’ this year bigger and better than it was in the past.”

 

Simon will be both executive producer and judge on “The X Factor.”

His reason for leaving? He told reporters this:

“I wanted to do something different. I wanted a new challenge.”

For more info: CNN or MSN

 

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