First Paula Abdul leaves the judges table and now this -- after weeks of speculation, Simon Cowell just confirmed that this season of American Idol will be his last. "I want to leave Idol this year bigger and better than ever before. I hope it'll be higher [rated] than it was last year," he says.
But this won't be the end of Simon -- he'll be working on bringing his hit British TV show The X Factor to American television. (The X Factor was the show that discovered Leona Lewis!)
The new season of Idol start tomorrow night at 8 pm on FOX.
Are you going to miss Simon on AI? Will you continue to watch the show once he's gone?
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Popeater: Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol for New Show
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