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Cowell returned for series 6 and 7 as well, although series 7 was to be his last, as he left in 2011 in order to launch The X Factor in America.
After placing third in the seventh series of The X Factor in the UK, boyband One Direction signed to Cowell's label in 2011, and the group have gone on to top singles and album charts worldwide.
Inspired by the success of Il Divo, Simon created a child version, Angelis, beating competition from similar groups emerging at Christmas 2006.
On 11 January 2010, Cowell's exit from American Idol was made official. It was also announced that FOX had acquired the rights to The X Factor USA, an American version that launched in 2011 of British show The X Factor.
Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country's version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own "Simon Cowell" type personality.
Cowell formed a new company Syco, consisting of three opera singers and one pop singer of four different nationalities.
He combines activities in both the television and music industries.
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The Syco boss said that hiring Abdul as a judge gave the debut season of his Fox show an air of complacency, which had been corrected by the "interesting" additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
"I think there was too much history with me and Paula," Cowell told history. Whenever we choose a panel, you've got to be interesting and you've got to know what a star is." Cowell's fellow panelist LA Reid added: "I think Simon really nailed it.