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Deja vu: Simon Cowell threatens to leave 'American Idol'
Haven't we heard this before? When TV talent show maestro Simon Cowell was asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he'd continue to judge "American Idol" if it ever slips from its number one perch, his reaction was somewhat predictiable.
“Absolutely not!” he said, looking horrified. “It's like running in the 100 meters and saying 'I came in fifth' -- then why bother? Being No. 1 is verging on an obsession with me. I don’t like being No. 2. I don’t mind when you start at No. 10 -- people don’t always go on as No. 1 -- and you’ve got somewhere to go. But if you’re at the point you’ve reached it, of course you want to stay there."
In the interview, Cowell goes on to say he's interested in bringing another music talent show, possibly an American version of the British hit "X Factor" to U.S. television audiences.