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Simon Cowell quits BGT auditions

Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell says he won't be involved in the audition stages of next year's show.

He recently suggested he might skip the auditions as they take up so much time, but now he's confirmed it in an interview with Reveal magazine.

"I won't be doing the BGT auditions next year," he said. "I will join the show at the semi-final stage.

"I will eventually leave but nothing is decided yet. We launch US X Factor next year too which is a huge challenge."