I still say as I've said before...that fat lady hasn't sung yet...
Simon tells Fox News, quote, "I always thought she was the heart of the show. I'm not the heart, I'm not even the brain actually. But she was the heart, so you've taken that away so it's a different show. I'm sad, I am."
And he adds, quote, "She's taken the decision in her life now, which you have to respect her for making the decision.
"I didn't want to get involved in what was going on because it wasn't really any of my business but I spoke to her a lot through the whole process.