It would be the end of an era!
But what does he care? He's got the U.S. one now to occupy his time!
Although Simon Cowell has high hopes that he can get another year out of the X Factor UK with the current line-up of judges - Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh - he's apparently ready to put the axe in the series after that, so he can launch a new project in 2013!
"In a year's time we might say, 'Right, that's the end of The X Factor. Let's start something new.' I'd rather fall off the cliff on numbers than deteriorate slowly. We have something in development which could replace The X Factor. Most things in music, fashion or TV tend to be across a ten-year period. The great test of success is if you can transcend a decade. I believe we can do it again if we're prepared to be brave."
Frankly, it sounds like he's got something VERY ambitious in the works.
But we won't rush to any conclusions yet! We're definitely granted more X Factor US and at LEAST one more UK!
After that we'll want more deets on this mystery project!
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