ITV and Simon Cowell are delighted to announce that he is to return to the UK X Factor in Autumn 2014. Cowell will lead the judging panel for its 11th series later this year.
Simon, the creator of The X Factor, returns to the UK X Factor after three years in the US working on the American version of the hit worldwide show.
The record label executive 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.” 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…”
The rest of the UK X Factor judging panel will be announced in the coming months and the judges auditions are due to start in June.
X Factor Fact: Stars that have emerged from the X Factor have sold more than 150 million records to date, making the show incomparable in its success versus rival talent shows.