X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell won't return to UK show over fears it'll age him!

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has reportedly refused to rejoin the X Factor UK over fears it'll age him!

The music mogul could appear on both the UK and US shows this autumn, but doesn't want to take on the weekly trans Atlantic commutes to stop jet lag from aging him.

While we'd love to have Simon back on the panel, we certainly wouldn't fancy travelling 3,000 miles a week to work!

Although Simon's private jet is sure to take the edge off it...

A supposed source told The Sun today: “Simon hates the way his face looks when he’s jet-lagged and that’s the real reason he will never be back.

“When he’s tired he gets bags and dark circles under his eyes and he hates that."

They revealed: “The air-con on the plane also really dries out his skin.

“When he gets off a plane he wears sunglasses to hide his eyes.”

The 52-year-old has never hidden his vain attitude, having openly admitted to using botox to preserve his look.

And there were rumours earlier this year that the telly producer had even had a face lift after he was spotted with strange plasters behind his ears.

The insider added: “Simon’s looks are important to him — he’s got one of the most famous faces in the world. This is all about him protecting his image.”

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