After only a year, Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol. Rumors are swirling…did she quit on her own accord, or was she forced out? Read on to see her official statement…
“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the ‘American Idol’ producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next.”
“It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for,” her statement continued. “I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.”
So…who’s next? Who do you think should be the next judge on Idol? Comment below.