May 25, 2017  
Home > News > TV

Simon Cowell Planning to Leave 'X Factor' for U.S. Version

September 7, 2010 (7:59 am) GMT
The producer said he would still make a couple of appearances in the British version but he would stop the minute it gets boring.
Simon Cowell

has sparked speculation he's set to leave his native Britain for good to concentrate on launching his popular singing contest "" Stateside. The music mogul has dealt a devastating blow to TV fans after hinting the U.K. show, currently in its seventh series, won't be back next year - because he'll be too busy working on an American version.

Cowell is due to start filming the U.S. "X Factor" in September - around the same time the U.K. show typically begins airing. He says, "At the moment you are going to see me doing one show next year - and not one in England. I have a contract for this year and that is it."

"It will have to move. Do people want it back (in the U.K.)? I am going to sit it out for a few more weeks before I make a final decision. And it has to be fun. The minute it stops being fun, bye bye."

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Is Gwen Stefani Pregnant With Blake Shelton's Child?
  2. See a Glimpse of Gru and Dru's Past in New 'Despicable Me 3' Trailer
  3. Kylie Jenner Flaunts Ample Cleavage in Plunging Mesh Top in New Selfie
  4. Justin Bieber Forgets 'Despacito' Spanish Lyrics, Sings 'Blah, Blah, Blah' Instead
  5. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  6. Kourtney Kardashian Flaunts Butt as She Enjoys Jet Ski Ride With Younes Bendjima
  7. New Couple Alert! Bow Wow Reportedly Dating This Blonde Reality Star
  8. The First Heart-Wrenching Trailer of 'Wonder' Sees Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay