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Simon Cowell to quit 'Pop Idol'

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Simon Cowell is to quit Pop Idol after the current series, he has revealed.

The 43-year-old thinks that the public will be "sick and tired" of him by the end of the series next January.

“If there is another series of Pop Idol in the UK I won’t be part of it," he told The Sun today. “I think the British public will get sick and tired of me after this show. I know I would be sick and tired of me, and I don’t want that to happen.???

Following the domestic success of first series winner Will Young, Cowell - who signs the victor to his record label BMG - wants an international hit for the series two champ.

"I’m not interested in having hollow victories any more. I don’t want a record that will go to No1 by selling 40 or 50,000 copies," he said. “I want records that will be No1 across the globe - that’s what I’m aiming for.

“Of course I’m motivated by money - tell me who isn’t? I’ve always taken the view that nobody should do something for nothing. It’s just a rule I’ve always had for myself — you have to get the best deal for you or for your company.???

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