CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 16: Simon Cowell arrives for the 1st day of judges auditions for 'Britain's Got Talent' at Millenium Centre on January 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Simon Cowell is going back to his homeland. FOX announced that it is canceling the poorly rated U.S. version of The X Factor on Friday, the same day Cowell released a statement saying he's returning to the original UK version of the show. "I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol," Cowell stated. "And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!)." FOX released its own statement, saying, "Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell."