Simon Cowell Prepared To Quit UK For X Factor USA
It’s been long questioned just how Simon Cowell would be able to balance both his existing X Factor show in the UK and a new version, X Factor USA, when the seasons overlapped later in 2011. That conflict may have just been answered, according to Entertainment Weekly:
Simon Cowell is planning to leave the U.K. version of The X Factor to focus on the launch of the American version of the show, but his spokesperson cautions that no decision has been made yet. The Daily Mail quoted an insider at ITV, which airs the show in Britain, as saying that balancing both shows “is just not feasible.”
Cowell’s camp intimated that a final decision is not expected soon.
While I’m not surprised by this outcome, I’m sure it must be a difficult choice for Cowell to make. But if the USA version takes off like it did when he came over for American Idol, then it’s the right choice.
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