The music mogul says he got over his doubts after going out for dinner with the love birds last month.
He also denied he had to apologise to Dermot O’Leary, who is returning to host the ‘X Factor’, just one year after being axed from the show by Simon.
“I said to him straight away: ‘To be honest with you, Dermot, I thought you wanted to leave. In hindsight, of course I should have called you. Anyway, whatever happened, happened. I miss you. The public miss you. You are brilliant at your job.’
Meanwhile, it was revealed this weekend that Sharon Osbourne could also be making a return to the ‘X Factor’ as a judge in a bid to win back older viewers..