(ANI): Simon Cowell is definitely leaving 'American Idol", his
brother has said. The media mogul"s brother Tony does a podcast
called The Cowell Factor, and in his latest update he has disclosed
that Simon is definitely quitting American Idol next year.
"A press statement is being prepared which will confirm what
everybody expected: Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010 to
concentrate on bringing the American version of X Factor to U.S. TV
in 2011," the Mirror quoted Tony as saying.
There has been much speculation about Simon's future with Idol,
with some sources initially saying that he's simply been trying to
get yet more cash by holding out on signing a new contract.