“He won't ever come back to the UK version. His focus is on US X Factor now. It's not like Simon will do one series over there and then come back once it's established. He'll be staying over there indefinitely now," Daily Star Sunday quoted Cowell's friend Sinitta as saying. “As a mentor he needs to be around to support his acts. If he spends a week in the UK, whichever act got voted off the American show would be pretty fed-up and angry," she added.
Meanwhile, news is doing the rounds that Gary Barlow and Alesha Dixon would replace Simon and Cheryl Cole respectively as the judge of UK's X Factor.