Jeff Labrecque
April 12, 2011 AT 03:06 PM EDT

According to reports in the British papers, Simon Cowell is planning to leave the U.K. version of The X Factor to focus on the launch of the American version of the show, but his spokesperson cautions that no decision has been made yet. The Daily Mail quoted an insider at ITV, which airs the show in Britain, as saying that balancing both shows “is just not feasible,” and others reportedly say the double-duty would be a strain on the 51-year-old’s health. Cowell’s camp intimated that a final decision is not expected soon.

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