Idol producers are frantically searching for a high-profile replacement for the bitchy Brit.
"Idol bosses think he’d be a huge draw now after all that Leno fuss," a source tells us.
Simon's signed a deal to leave FOX to leave "American Idol" in 2011.
Other names in the ring include Elton John, Jamie Foxx, Piers Morgan and Tommy Mottola.
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