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Simon Cowell: Leaving Idol Will ‘Not Be Hard’

Ryan Seacrest and the American Idol judges stopped by Larry King Live tonight to discuss this week’s Idol Gives Back special, but the raucous group was far more animated when chatting about Cowell’s departure at the end of this season (as well as when talking about the much-discussed Cowell-Seacrest relationship, which Kara DioGuardi referred to as an "older brother-younger brother" dynamic).

When King asked Cowell if leaving Idol was going to be “hard,” he flatly replied, “No … no, it’s not,” and went on to say, “you always know when it’s the right time to go.”