Simon Cowell to Leave American Idol... in 2010
Sorry, Simon Cowell haters, you've still got a few more years with the honest judge.
Simon told our Extra reporter, and girlfriend, Terri Seymour that the clock on Idol is ticking for him, and that in a few years he'll leave the reality show.
So, when might American Idol contestants be free from his jabs and insults?
âThis is the year I decided that on American Idol, once Iâve done 10 series, your timeâs up. Itâs time to do something new,â he said.
But will he leave TV forever after that?
âI think Iâd rather drop dead than retire," he said.
Son, don't worry fans, you'll be seeing plenty of Cowell on some stage for many years to come.