X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell wants to return to the show

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

Simon Cowell has admitted he wants to return to The X Factor UK next year.

Despite being busy on the US version, Simon confessed he's missing us Brits!

After a poll conducted by This Morning showed that 75% of viewers wanted him back, Simon tweeted: "I would love to.

"I really miss not being on the show"

It was reported recently that Simon wanted to refresh the judging line up for the tenth series of the show next year.

And in a shock twist, even Simon could be making an appearance as a guest judge during some of the shows, despite signing on for a third series of The X Factor USA.

Next year is the final series in Simon’s current contract with ITV, and the tenth series to air in the UK.

“The first three series relied solely on genuine British talent and a chemistry between the judges that simply hasn’t been there since Sharon left,” a source told The Sun newspaper today. “By series three they had produced an international star with Leona Lewis and the show had real credibility.

“Now it’s just a circus freak show with the ringmaster trying to pull the strings on the other side of the Atlantic.

“If Simon can get the original judges and format back he will truly have pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.”


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a guilty pleasures theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Olly Murs, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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