Simon Cowell has revealed that he is aiming to return to The X Factor UK at some point in the near future. The mogul last appeared as a full-time judge on the show back in 2010, during which time he mentored One Direction to third place.
Speaking to Metro, he said:
“I will [return] at some point. I still miss [it]. I mean, that show is my baby and that last year we did, which was the One Direction year, was the most fun I’ve had – it was fantastic.
“When I look back at the clips now and remind myself about it, it was a really cool year.”
He also fuelled speculation that Cheryl Cole would come back, revealing that they have settled their differences.
“Cheryl and I patched up our differences a long time ago,” he said. “I saw her recently, we speak a lot on the phone and text each other and I think both of us would like the idea of working together again.
“She was a great judge. I mean apart from being cute, she’s a great judge and she knows what she’s talking about and, oh my God, she wears her heart on her sleeve.”