Simon Cowell confirms X Factor 2014 return

The X Factor is to welcome the former head judge back to the panel this year, as Cowell says the rest of the judges are yet to be decided

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Simon Cowell is coming back to the X Factor UK.

The last time Mr Cowell was on the UK panel was in 2010 – yes, the year they found One Direction.

Rumours that Cowell would return have been rife in recent months, with reports suggesting a deal was in the process of being signed, and now ITV confirm it is indeed true.

Cowell says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to The X Factor UK. It’s been three years since I last judged the competition and I’m excited to find a global superstar again.

“The UK X Factor has set the benchmark in finding worldwide superstars over the years – including One Direction, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs , JLS and Little Mix.”

On who the rest of the judging panel will be, Simon continued: “Despite all the rumours, ITV and the producers have not decided on the rest of the judging panel quite yet. You’ll just have to wait and see….”

There are certainly plenty of names in the rumour mill.