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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,' 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