Why Simon Cowell Won’t Return To American Idol

The “American Idol” reboot has already lost out on Kelly Clarkson and it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting Simon Cowell to come back anytime soon, either.
The former “Idol” judge ― who was one of the original three panelists ―  went on to explain his reasoning, saying, “I have no interest. My memories are when we first started. It was a different time with Randy [Jackson], Ryan [Seacrest] and Paula [Abdul]. You can’t recreate that.”