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Fox Cancels Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor', Judge Leaves America For UK

After three seasons of sticking with Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor', Fox has finally cancelled the singing competition due to poor ratings.

Cowell had been vocal about wanting Fox to commit to another season. However, Fox decided not to renew the expensive program after steady ratings declines over the last two seasons.

But in a statement, both Fox and Cowell attempt to paint the failure as a mutual decision despite Cowell having tried everything from bringing Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger (photosNicole Scherzinger photos), Britney Spears (photosBritney Spears photos), Demi Lovato (photosDemi Lovato photos), Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as judges to Khloe Kardashian (photosKhloe Kardashian photos) as co-host.

"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!," says Cowell. "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 UK 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!"

Before its debut, Cowell had predicted that 'The X Factor' would be a major hit. -- a statement he often regretted The season three finale was seen by 6.2 million viewers, down over 35 percent from season two.

February 10, 2014 |

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