Will Simon Leave American Idol?

Would you watch American Idol is Simon Cowell wasn't a judge? Well, you may have to ponder that sometime soon.

According to The Mirror, something may need to give for my sharp-tongued honey -- and it could be Idol.

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

According to the paper, Simon is back and forth from Britain to Los Angeles twice a week during the summer to keep up with all his shows. Talk about racking up some frequent flyer miles.

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

And it doesn't help that Simon is said to be launching "big new show next year," in which the deets are top secret.

You know, I say I wouldn't watch if Simon wasn't on, but I also say every year that I'm not going to get sucked in again -- and there I am, every week, stressing over who's getting voted off. But they would definitely need to throw me some sort of sexy replacement to ease my pain over Simon, if he actually left. What's George Clooney doing these days?

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