Simon Cowell worries he's an 'old fart'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2012
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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is worried about sounding like "an old fart" when he is judging talent shows

Simon Cowell is worried about sounding like "an old fart" when he is judging talent shows.

The 'X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' panellist admitted he will retire if his career gets to a point where he is "completely out of touch", and he is concerned there will be a day when his opinion will no longer be "relevant" when he gives advice to young wannabe stars.

He said: "I've got to be honest with you, I'm 52 years old and there does come a point when you're on one of these shows and you have to wonder if your opinion is relevant anymore.

"Are you going to sound like an old fart? Or can you actually talk to people much younger than you and have them trust you and relate to you?"

Simon hopes 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' will be able to "reinvent" themselves this year "like a disco in the 70s", but he admits it could soon be time to pull the plug on such programmes because he fears they have hit their peak.

He added in an interview with David Walliams for The Independent newspaper: "This is a very, very important time for me. Last year didn't feel like it but I think this is the time where I feel we're either going to be like disco in the 70s, where it just ended, or we're going be like Madonna and we can reinvent ourselves from 2012 to 2020.

"I would hate to think that we've hit the peak. That would be really depressing. I'd rather fall off a cliff than death from a thousand cuts."

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