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Simon Cowell Says "No" to American Idol Return

Simon Cowell with Terri Seymour Pic credit: Terri Seymour

Simon Cowell says he was asked to judge on the reboot of ABC's American Idol but turned it down.

Sitting down with Extra's Terri Seymour at his Los Angeles home, he said: "I was asked to do it, and the answer is, "No,"' Adding. 'I have no interest.

Simon said that he preferred to let things be, enjoying the success he shared alongside Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and Paula Abdul when the show debuted to huge ratings on Fox in 2002, making an overnight star of its first victor, Kelly Clarkson.

'My memories are when we first started,' he said. 'It was a different time with Randy, Ryan and Paula. You can’t recreate that.'

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