Simon Cowell is back on television in the US with the latest season of America’s Got Talent on the air, and he is now revealing why his last US project, The X Factor USA, went off the air three years ago.
According to Digital Spy, Cowell revealed that FOX did not cancel the reality competition series. The network wanted a fourth season. In fact, it was his decision to pull the plug on the series.
He said the following in a recent interview:
“The interesting thing is everybody thinks X Factor was cancelled – that wasn’t the case. What happened was that after three years, I said, ‘I can’t do this any more’ – it was just too many shows. Fox offered us another season, but I couldn’t do it, so that’s why we stopped the production, because I couldn’t do it anymore. Even though the numbers weren’t as good as we hoped, in today’s climate they were brilliant figures – we just didn’t realise it at the time.”
He also revealed that he felt that now it was the right time to return to the small screen in the US. Are you happy to see Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent? Were you sad to see The X Factor USA end? Tell us what you think.