Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Cowell, who assures us he still has no desire to be part of the revival.Of course, this isn’t the first time Radar Online has published a bogus report surrounding the reboot of the reality competition show.(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4000 -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personality Simon Cowell during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 2, 2011 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight, ( - a.m., ET), following 'Nightline,' featuring a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.
Cowell, who came into America's living rooms as the resident crank in the original Fox run of the series, told Extra that he was approached about joining the upcoming reboot, and took a hard pass."I was asked to do it, and the answer is no," Cowell told Extra.Photo credit: Kevin Winter/Image Direct Simon Cowell with a Wilson's leather bag during The 2002 Teen Choice Awards - Backstage Creations Talent Retreat - Day 1 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. Cohen/Wire Image)Simon Cowell during Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Christina Christian of American Idol Leave MTV's TRL - August 18, 2002 at Times Square in New York City, New York, United States.***Exclusive*** (Photo by James Devaney/Wire Image)Simon Cowell during Simon Cowell Signs Copies of His New Book, 'I Don't Mean To Be Rude But...' at Barnes And Noble, Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York, United States.The X Factor Musical' at London Palladium on March 26, 2014 in London, England.
(Photo by Karwai Tang/Wire Image)LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Simon Cowell with his Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment award and Lauren Silverman during the Elle Style Awards 2015 at Sky Garden @ The Walkie Talkie Tower on February 24, 2015 in London, England.Following his departure, the judge's panel became something of a revolving door.