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Simon Cowell may quit American Idol

April 14, 2009 15:04 IST

American Idol judge Simon Cowell is considering quitting the popular TV show.

The 49-year-old, who judges three shows -- American Idol, Britain's Got Talent and X Factor -- told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper that he's not sure he can keep up the pace and 'one may have to go.'

'I don't want to come over as whiney because I am very grateful that I have got these jobs. But there is a point where I am not sure we can keep this schedule up,' Usmagazine.com quoted him as saying.

'It takes longer and longer to make these shows because you have to put more into them, and I am not sure we can sustain me doing three shows a year, with the record label and the TV production company.

'Most people do one show a year and I do three and they involve a lot of traveling. One may have to go. I don't know which one. That is the problem, I like all of them.'

He said that he 'can't imagine not doing Britain's Got Talent and I can't imagine not doing X-Factor. But I guess America is more likely to go because I have got one year under contract. Maybe that will be the end.'

Text: ANI