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Cowell to quit The X Factor!

Talent-hunt show moghul Simon Cowell has announced that he will quit his role as a judge on British TV talent show The X Factor in three years time.

tv Updated: Aug 21, 2009 16:17 IST
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Simon Cowell

Talent-hunt show moghul Simon Cowell has announced that he will quit his role as a judge on British TV talent show The X Factor in three years time.

Cowell nearly walked out on the series in 2006, but finding talented singer Leona Lewis made him change his mind and continue with the singing contest. He has revealed that he will only do three more years fronting the show because he wants to "retire to a role behind the camera", reports mirror.co.uk.

"A couple of years ago I was not sure I wanted to carry on. It's a lot to juggle - making the shows, being on them - so I had to think twice about it. I think Leona probably changed my mind. She reminded me why we do this. Leona is the reason I decided to stay on two more years. She made it worthwhile again," he said.

"Three years and that's it - I will do what I've always done. I run a record label, I run a TV company, we're making movies now - I love that part of my life. I probably get more satisfaction from making a show than being on a show. I've been lucky, but I also know not to outstay my welcome," he added.