On The X Factor‘s official U.S. Twitter page today, Simon Cowell bid farewell to fellow judge LA Reid. “On a personal level, I’m going to miss @LA_Reid. On a business level, I’m also going to miss him,” it was tweeted that Cowell said this afternoon during a press conference. This is the first time Cowell has addressed Reid’s exit from the Fox competition show since the Epic Records chairman announced his departure December 13. Reid was the only judge besides show creator Cowell to return for Season 2. The X Factor wraps up its second season this week.

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