Simon Cowell 'Idol' exit chatter and 'Britain's Got talent' Scottish surprise
By April MacIntyre Apr 14, 2009, 4:32 GMT
Simon Cowell. Blame it on boredom, but judge and producer Simon Cowell has hinted to the British media he may be thinking about an exit strategy from "American Idol.".Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Blame it on boredom, but judge and producer Simon Cowell has hinted to the British media he may be thinking about an exit strategy from "American Idol."
The toothy Brit also appears as a judge on the British shows, "X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent," told the London Daily Mirror on Saturday "Most people do one show a year and I do three and they involve a lot of traveling. One may have to go. ...I don't know which one. That is the problem, I like all of them. ...' But I guess America is more likely to go because I have got one year under contract. Maybe that will be the end. ... I don't want to come over as whiney because I am very grateful that I have got these jobs," he said.
"But there is a point where I am not sure we can keep this schedule up. It takes longer and longer to make these shows because you have to put more into them, and I am not sure we can sustain me doing three shows a year."
Cowell now sits on panel with Piers Morgan on ITV's "Britain’s Got Talent."
The normally caustic Cowell was blown away by a 47-year-old woman from a small Scottish village, who lives alone with her cat, Pebbles.
Susan Boyle was interviewed by hosts Ant and Dec, and tells the judges she longs to be famous.
Like contestant Paul Potts a few years back, when she sang I Dream A Dream, from the musical Les Misérables, however, everyone in the auditorium falls silent, delivering a standing ovation.