Howard Stern Quits America’s Got Talent

Radio personality Howard Stern conducts an on-air news conference during his debut show on Sirius Satellite Radio, in New York, Monday Jan. 9, 2006. Stern has promised everything from stripper poles to live sex on his new show. His deal could be worth up to $500 million over five years to headline two Sirius channels. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

You better call Simon Cowell and let him know, because former shock jock Howard Stern, 61, announced on his Sirius radio that he has quit the ABC reality competition. Why? Stern is claiming he’s been offered a “great new television opportunity” that he couldn’t fit into his busy schedule with AGT and the radio show.

I’m expecting AGT to pursue Simon Cowell as the replacement, after all the Sony leaked emails did reveal that Cowell had been plotting to replace Stern back in 2014. The emails are rumoured to play a part in Stern’s decision, after it was revealed the producers and Sony thought Cowell and his British version of the show were far superior to Stern and AGT. The first season ratings under Stern were considered disappointing, but the show bounced back to perform steadily.

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