Simon Cowell may quit X Factor
Simon Cowell has revealed he is considering leaving the X Factor after the current series to focus on its US counterpart, which begins in September next year.
Reacting to the multi-millionaire Cowell's announcement, X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, said that she welcomed the chance for the talent show to “try something new”.
Cowell is one of the most influential people in showbiz and American Idol is one of the biggest ratings toppers on network TV coast to coast.
Burke, who won in 2008, said it would be “weird” for the series to continue without Cowell but that she understood why he might want to move on.