(ANI): The British X Factor"s position is threatened with a
possibility that the show might not be aired for a year as it looks
set to clash with its US version. The problem arose after the
show''s executive producer Simon Cowell signed a deal with Fox to
air The American X Factor in autumn 2011.This is the same time when
UK"s X Factor was slated to be screened.
Cowell is now trying to get the UK show a slot in Jan or Feb
2012. However, ITV officials do not want the show to be screened in
early 2012 and may ask Cowell to fly between London and Los Angeles
every week to appear on both shows.
Dermot O'Leary and judge Cheryl Cole may feature on the US show,
with Paula Abdul being touted as a sure shot candidate for the
judges" panel. And Cowell has already begun preparations for the US
show by making an exit from American Idol.
He believes the audience might get "sick and tired" of him if
they saw him on both American Idol and X factor. "You have got to
know when it''s time to go," the Telegraph quoted Cowell, as