The X Factor UK could well be without Simon Cowell until the final live show, if the latest reports are to be believed today. According to the Daily Mail, Cowell is "too busy" to take part in both the UK and USA shows despite ITV trying their hardest to keep the music mogul on the show.
"Cowell has been trying everything to make this work," the source told the newspaper, "ITV had told him that he didn’t need to do the auditions, just the live shows, but even so it is just not feasible.
"So what will happen now is that Cowell will likely make an appearance towards the end of the UK series and appear at the final."
The story follows yesterday's reports suggesting that Simon would only be working behind the scenes on this year's programme.
The supposed inside source added: "ITV was really trying to get him to stay on the UK show … it just won’t be the same without him."
These stories are quickly becoming boring, we just hope an official announcement is very soon...