With the return of ‘The X Factor’ now just days away, bosses have unveiled a new set of glamorous pictures of the revamped judging and hosting line-up.
Simon ordered a massive shake-up after ratings began to slide over the last few series, regularly being beaten by the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
However, the music mogul is confident the new line-up will be a hit.
“Part of the fun on this show is changing the panel, and then part of the fear of doing this show is changing the panel,” he said.
“No matter how confident you are, there are always those moments a couple of days before filming where you go, ‘Was he the right choice? Was she the right choice?’ I wasn’t sure. Normally whenever we have anyone new in I’m on the phone to Louis within three hours to replace them. I’m sure he had his bags packed at the front door.
“The funny thing is within five minutes of starting on the first day I thought it was great. It just felt right, for the right reasons.”
Judge for yourselves when ‘The X Factor’ returns to ITV this Saturday (29 August) at 8pm.