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Host Of UK X Factor Threatens To Quit, Simon Hints At Leaving Too!

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The host of The UK's X Factor, Dermot O'Leary, is quitting the show, hoping he can land the same gig on the US version of the show.

After hosting the show for four years, O'Leary thinks this is his big chance to make it in America and has told his friends that if he's not given the hosting gig in the US, he will interpret that as a sign that his time on the series is done, and will look at other opportunities.

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell hinted on the show's finale that he also plans on leaving the show to concentrate on the US version.

When asked about the future of X Factor in 2011, Simon responded:

"Something's going to happen in the next three or four months that's going to alter my decision next year.

I have actually enjoyed doing this series more than any other because it's been controversial, and that stops it being boring. As soon as you get bored, the audience get bored and there's no show. Simple as that."

An insider confirmed his departure, saying, "Simon is not coming back next year. Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will return, so the viewers will have a sense of continuity, but Simon’s not going to be on the show."

We're happy to have Simon back in the US, but if we were the host of UK's X Factor, we would NOT quit our cushy job! It's silly for him leave the show! Especially since it seems likely that the American version will most likely want to have an American host with a household name.

Thoughts??

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12 comments to “Host Of UK X Factor Threatens To Quit, Simon Hints At Leaving Too!”



  1. 1

    I don't blame Dermot…. he probably doesn't get paid a lot in the UK. If Cheryl is only getting 1.6 million pounds, Dermot probably get less than that compared to Ryan Seacrest $45 million 3 year contract. Even reality stars in the US makes more than them on X Factor and the only person getting richer there is Simon.



  2. 2

    What the fuck ?, the U.S version of X Factor, should be just that,THE U.S VERSION. He should stay in the U.K . I mean Simon,Cheryl, and now him ?? they might as well still call it the U.K version of X Factor.But i got two words for them …Ryan Seacrest, he should ditch Idol for X Factor.



  3. 3

    I want Simon on every show. Singing competitions are nothing without Simon.



  4. 4

    dermot is a genuinely sweet and lovely guy and really good at his job. if america gets him then i think he'll do really well.



  5. 5

    Dermot O'Leary is an incredibly good presenter and would not be short of work. I hope he doesn't go chasing the dollar that would be a shame. Perhaps you could get Nick Cannon to do it as he's an excellent presenter and sooo funny.



  6. 6

    DERMOT IS NOTHING OUTSIDE OF UK. NO ONE KNOWS WHO THIS BITCH ASS IS AND HIS SQUARE 1960'S HAIRCUT. OTHERS ARE RIGHT. THIS IS THE US XFACTOR NOT UK XFACTOR CROSSES THE FUCKING POND REALITY SHOW. DEF. HAVE A US BASED HOST AND LEAVE FUCKING CHEZZA CHERYL COLE WITH HER CRIMINAL RECORD BACK IN THE UK. SHE CANT EVEN GET A US WORK VISA - OOPSY!!

  7. ppm says – reply to this


    7

    Dermot should leave. He is probably the best presenter in the UK and by manys opinion has been made to look a fool by the Cowell factory by having to cow tow. Simon may have the money, but Dermot possibly still has his dignity to salvage. Its not nice gto see someone forced into being a puppet for money. Understandable…..but Dermot, get out of there…..you are too good for these twats that cant even live their lives in truth. Simon, and Max C… you know what i am aluding to. Just sad.

  8. ppm says – reply to this


    8

    So Cowell has you in his pocket too? Unsurprising.



  9. 9

    "…an American host with a household name."
    Remember, American Idol came from the UK, and so did Dancing With the Stars.
    Simon Cowell is British and everything he has touched has turned into gold.
    Nigel Lithgoe is also British and he is has become very successful giving us Pop Idol (American Idol) and So You Think You Can Dance.
    Cat Deely is from the UK and is the host of So You Think You Can Dance USA - she's one of the best out there.
    Ryan Seacrest was a nobody when he became host of American Idol. I don't see why Dermot O'Leary can't be given a chance. At least he isn't annoying like Ryan Seacrest is.

    Paris, you are an idiot. Please think before typing.



  10. 10

    Dermot O leary would be the best man for the job here! Hands down!



  11. 11

    Dermot is awesome host but why can not he do both shows? I think us in American will get him! I have been a fan of his since Big Brother UK



  12. 12

    If he leaves my sister & I will miss him so much, he's awesome!

    We call him Dermot Seacest(sp?) as we watch AI to so he is our British Ryan lol and Ryan is Ryan O'Leary.

    Silly I know but just a bit of fun :)