Calvin Harris' X Factor return
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 August 2016
Calvin Harris is set to return to 'The X Factor' after being banned from the show by boss Simon Cowell
Calvin Harris is set to return to 'The X Factor'.
The superstar DJ has been banned from the ITV show for seven years after mocking contestants Jedward in 2009 but he has now ended his feud with boss Simon Cowell and is in talks to appear alongside Nicole Scherzinger at Judges' Houses.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Calvin is rightly regarded as one of the biggest artists in music due to his phenomenal chart success.
"Simon wants A-listers on board and made a beeline for Calvin, ensuring him there would be no issues after the Jedward row. It was a long time ago and both have moved on so much since then."
Simon and Calvin fell out after the 'This Is What You Came For' hitmaker stormed the stage during a live performance by Jedward in 2009 while holding a pineapple on his head, mimicking their famous hairstyles.
Calvin defended his actions after the show back in 2009, claiming he mocked the Irish twins, John and Edward Grimes, because they were a novelty act taking part in a "music show".
He said: "I was just inspired to make a mockery of the show because it is a music competition, it is a joke and I think it should be treated as such.
"So when people were saying, 'John and Edward, maybe they deserve to stay in this week', I was like, 'Are you watching what I'm watching?'"