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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Cowell to get more involved in UK X Factor

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell says he will get “more involved” in the next series of the UK X Factor.

The TV judge has spent the past two years working on the U.S. show after quitting the British version.

But he now says he will have a role in the new UK season.

"I'm definitely getting more involved and will have a role in the next series,” he told Hello magazine. “I'm not going to lie – I do miss doing it, because it's like my baby.”

The UK X Factor suffered a slump in viewers last season and the magazine reports that bosses are looking at ways to increase the audience’s interest.

Singer Nicole Scherzinger joined Take That star Gary Barlow, entertainment manager Louis Walsh and hip hop star Tulisa Contostavlos to make up the judging panel last series.

"It's been difficult the last two years not being on the show as I always had a great time and the last time that I did do it, it was such a brilliant year,” Simon said. “So at some point of course I'm going to come back and do the show."

Simon is still a panelist on Britain’s Got Talent and will return to the programme next month.

He is also again due to appear as a judge in the next season of the U.S. X Factor which is slated to air this autumn.

However, it is not yet clear who join him on the panel after Britney Spears and L.A. Reid announced they would not be returning as judges.

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