Despite the shocking announcement of Simon Cowell leaving American Idol next season, the other original AI judge Randy Jackson thinks that Simon may return to their hit show in time. Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol to launch a US version of another talent show X-Factor.
In an interview with the Regis and Kelly Show, Randy Jackson revealed that Simon might change his mind of leaving AI permanently: “I think he’s going to do Season 9, have so much fun, he’s going to look across the desk and say, ‘Dog, I’ve got to do it again. I’m coming back... Maybe he’ll come back. Who knows?" Randy may be right, in show business, nothing is permanent and comebacks can get things more exciting for a show that's lagging on the ratings game.