The long-running TV talent show will end its run in the U.S. on Thursday night (07Apr16), but Fuller is hatching a plan to bring the programme back.

"There are loads of ideas being shared and I'm deep in thought about how we can evolve Idol," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We debuted at the very beginning of the digital world, so the next generation of Idol will be a lot more interactive, a lot more immersive.

"For me the most exciting thing is we can really now dive deep with all the new technology that's coming. My head is exploding with opportunities. The next generation of Idol - and Idol will certainly be coming back for sure - will have a youthful glow and it will be pioneering again, just as it was when we first began."