Simon Cowell is to return to the X Factor for the 11th series in 2014, it has been announced.
In a statement, he said: "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."
He continued: "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."
Peter Fincham, ITV's director of television, said: "It's fantastic news that Simon is returning to The X Factor. We are all very much looking forward to him re-joining the judging panel later this year."
Cowell said fans will have to "wait and see" who joins him on the judging panel.
So happy to see that Simon Cowell will be returning to the show.... Who do you think will be joining him on the panel?
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