Confirmed: Simon Cowell to return to Britain's Got Talent next year

Simon CowellSimon Cowell is to return to the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent for next year's sixth series of the show, it has been confirmed.

Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch yesterday, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier said the media mogul will return full-time, having quit the audition rounds in the last series.

The news comes after Michael McIntyre and David Hassellhoff both exited the show. Amanda Holden will also keep her place on the line-up, although it is expected she will be absent from the auditions due to her pregnancy. Additional judges are yet to be confirmed.

However, Crozier added that there are no plans for Cowell to make a comeback to The X Factor, which has lost viewers this year for the first time in its history.

Britain's Got Talent will return to ITV in Spring 2012.

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