Simon Cowell close to announcing X Factor return?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 January 2014
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

'The X Factor' boss Simon Cowell is said to be close to confirming his return as a judge on the UK version of the show, and reports claims he will sign the contract "very soon"

Simon Cowell will confirm his 'X Factor' return "very soon".

The media mogul is line for a sensational comeback as he hopes to get the UK version of his popular talent show "back to its best" and it is said he has told many of the team he will be back as a judge for the next series.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, a source said: "Cowell is determined to get the show back to its best.

"He'll sign the deal very soon but has told the team that he's on board. Everyone's over the moon."

According to the reports Simon, 54, is planning to move back to the UK with his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman as the two look to settle in his home country.

The insider added: "His primary home will be in London, although he will keep his LA residences.

"Lauren will also move over here but split her time between London and New York where her son is based."

While bosses at 'The X Factor' US were keen for the talent show boss to balance both shows, he will be focusing on the UK version.

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