07/02/2014 11:45 GMT | Updated 07/02/2014 11:59 GMT

Simon Cowell Confirms Return To 'The X Factor' UK In The Autumn To Lead Judging Panel

Simon Cowell has confirmed what long been suspected, that he will be returning to the judges' panel for the next series of 'X Factor' in the UK.

The music and TV powerhouse, who has been fulfilling his TV commitments in the US for the last three years, will be leading the four judges when the show returns to ITV screens for its 11th series later this year.

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Simon 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.”

The rest of the chairs remain unfilled, presently, with Simon saying, “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….”

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