Simon Cowell

Look out UK, Mr Cowell is taking up his seat on the X Factor panel again this year, which means there's nowhere to hide for our new bunch of singing hopefuls!

Who does Simon think deserves an apology from Louis?

Hands up who was loving The X Factor last night? The bad news is that episode is over (booooo!) but the good news is you can watch it here (hurray!). Plus let's not forget there's another huge slice of X Factor entertainment coming your way at 8pm tonight on ITV (woooohoooo!)
So who else was watching? Simon Cowell was of course all the way over in LA - see what he thought...

Yes Louis, what were you thinking? But we are all looking forward to the show tonight... for the very good and the very strange obviously!

Spice up your life

Did you miss last night's episode of The X Factor? Maybe you need to count how many hugs Dermot O'Leary gave? Perhaps you need to see what made Simon Cowell lose his cool? Or you're wondering who thawed Mel B's scary persona? Then again what made Cheryl Fernandez-Versini leave the panel and how many holes did Louis Walsh put his feet in with his comments? Well worry no more, just click here and enjoy the craziness that was The X Factor.

Simon's back and he means business...

We caught up with The X Factor boss Simon Cowell and quizzed him on what we can expect from this year's series.

How does it feel to be back?

It actually feels really good to be back in the UK. I think in a weird way it’s good I’ve had a break from the show. I’ve watched the show from a distance, and now I feel like I’m in control again. I like it.

What’s going to be different about this year?

I think you’re going to hear a different kind of singer this year. The show is going to look different in terms of the line-up, and on this year there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. You’ve got to go from the small room to the arena to the six chair challenge, which I think is a great addition. Then you’ve got to do the judges’ houses visit, then you make it on the live shows. So anyone who gets to the live shows has earned their spot.

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Watch Simon Cowell at 8pm on ITV2 Monday night

That's right the boss is back. Our new Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford walks you through some of Simon's most memorable moments from his classic put downs, his favourite auditions and the formation of the world's biggest boy band.

The show includes exclusive footage of the man himself remembering his highlights of The X Factor.

Watch The Boss is Back 8pm, Monday 25th August, ITV2st-block-8

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Here we come!

For the eleventh year running The X Factor returns to primetime ITV and ITV2 to entertain the nation.

Wannabe pop stars across the country are preparing to brave the panel of judges and the British public and stake their claim to the winner’s title. And we can promise you series 11 is set to be breathtakingly brilliant. Simon and Cheryl have already revealed they'll be taking up their judges' chairs again, but who and what else can we get excited about as the competition kicks off?

Watch this space for the hottest announcements about our two other judges and even more exclusives over the next few months!