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Nigel Lythgoe Leaves American Idol

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Nigel Lythgoe, one of the men responsible for American Idol, has left his post as executive producer of the show.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ has learned that Lythgoe has recently taken himself off the series. No replacement has been named.

According to sources, Lythgoe said privately he is "not passionate about it anymore." Reportedly, he wants to dedicate more time to his gig as a juge on So You Think You Can Dance.

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SYTYCD is a summer show and summer shows don't get those types of ratings, but SYTYCD is like the top rated summer show & is a better show. So yo just made yourself sound like a dumbass

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what kind of an idiot leaves the nr 1 show?? jealous of paula, simon and randy perhaps?? his dancing show just will never ever get idol's ratings..

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