Simon Cowell reveals why he retired from his own talk show

It’s a “no” on his part.

Simon Cowell has revealed the world almost saw him host his own talk show – but walked away from the gig on the eleventh hour.

Despite being one of the world’s most notable on-screen talent show judges, the British music mogul said that when it came to presenting, he “just couldn’t do it.” To do”.

“I got to the point where they were building the set and I started getting anxious and then really stressed, and I just walked out of the meeting,” Cowell, 63, told E! News. News.

“I just said I literally couldn’t do this. I just couldn’t talk to people all day. I’m not very good at speaking.

While we won’t be seeing the “X Factor” creator interviewing famous faces anytime soon, Cowell’s talent shows have opened the door to the talk show arena for former contestants.

Simon Cowell and Kelly Clarkson at Cowell's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Simon Cowell and Kelly Clarkson at Cowell’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
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Singers Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, who both shot to fame after appearing on American Idol, went on to hit talk shows.

The “Since U Been Gone” hitmaker launched “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in 2019, and he’s been steadily increasing viewership numbers ever since.

The talk show is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution, airing 100% nationwide on over 200 stations, with the NBC O&O as its primary station group.

Meanwhile, EGOT winner Hudson launched “The Jennifer Hudson Show” in September 2022.

Simon Cowell with his Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Terry Crews during America’s Got Talent All-Stars

Cowell has been a mentor for talk show hosts.

Cowell has been a mentor for talk show hosts.


Despite her decision not to host her own talk show, Cowell remains on the “AGT: All-Stars” judging panel alongside Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum. The judges have signed on for the new version of the hit NBC show.

The spin-off show features 10 former “America’s Got Talent” contestants gracing the stage once again for a chance to be crowned “AGT: All-Stars” champion.

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