Simon Cowell has officially decided to move on from his spot on “UK X Factor” to focus completely on the US version of “X Factor,” which will premiere on Fox Channel 10 in Tempe this fall.
X17 Online revealed the news just this afternoon. Both Cowell and his co-judge on “UK X Factor,” Cheryl Cole, announced their departures to ITV this weekend.
He reportedly made the following statement to ITV when he told them of his decision:
“I’m committed to the American show and I’m not going to do both.”
Right now, it looks like Robbie Williams and Adele will take over for Cowell and Cole on “UK X Factor.” With these two locked on for “US X Factor,” that leaves at least one more spot on the “X Factor” judge’s table open.
Who will join Cowell and Cole on the series? Will it be Paula Abdul? Or does Simon Cowell have someone else in mind? His departure from the UK edition of the series shouldn’t be any big surprise to fans of the series and Cowell though.