Say it isn't so!
His contract with the show expires in May and is currently in talks for The X Factor to begin in 2011.
If that happens, Simon will almost certainly leave Idol which could make this upcoming season the last one because let's be honest, it would never be the same without its most famous judge!
Fox hasn't made any formal announcements about any programming changes yet, but stay tuned!
We wonder who is in the running to judge and mentor the X Factor contestants alongside Simon?
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