London (ANI): Music mogul Simon Cowell made an emotional exit from US talent show 'American Idol". The nasty judge turned sweet as he hugged the show"s former judge Paula Abdul and took his final bow on the show after nine years, reports the Daily Express.
Speaking on the occasion Simon Cowell thanked all the viewers of the show for their continuous support. "The show goes forward, it will be different, but I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support, the fun and the sense of humour, " the Herald Sun reports Cowell as saying.
The out-going judge also spoke about his replacement in the judges panel. "When everyone asks who is going to replace me...the truth is, you guys are the judge of this show - and you've done an incredible job over the years. It's been a blast. Thank you," the Herald Sun reports Cowell as saying.
However, in the episode, the music mogul looked almost tearful as he was serenaded by past winners. Cowell decided to quit to bring the 'X Factor" to the US next year.