Sit down, X Factor fans, because we're about to ruin your day!
Fox just announced that they will be canceling X Factor USA!! That's right, the network is pulling the plug!!! And not in 2018 or whatever, right the eff now!!!
What? Seriously? What the
Well, because X Factor patriarch and soon-to-be real life daddy Simon Cowell is returning to work on the show's UK version!!
Fox TV's entertainment guru Kevin Reilly explained why in a statement. He said:
Ugh!! We can't believe it!! It's like a tittay-twister to our soul!!!“To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time –he’s part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there’s no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years. Unfortunately, there is no X Factor without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”
What the Fox will we do without our fave music competition show?
Hmmm, watch more American Idol, we guess, LOLz!!
But why is Simon sailing back across the pond?
Well, he released this statement:
Wow, this is incredibly sad!!!“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol... And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”
CLICK HERE to see what Simon told us EXCLUSIVELY!after last season's finale; it's almost like he saw the writing on the wall!