After signing a five-year contract with American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres will be leaving after only one season. DeGeneres felt that it wasn’t the right fit for her and said “It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.” Simon Cowell will also not be returning this season which has started rumours that Elton John may sit in on the panel this upcoming season.

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