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Mr Cowell was back on The X Factor panel this year, meaning there was nowhere to hide for our new bunch of singing hopefuls! Can he score another winner like Leona?

Janet Grogan: 'Seeing Simon again was like bumping into an ex'

Janet Grogan managed to win Simon over for a second time!

You know that feeling when you bump into an ex after a good few years? Well, that's exactly how Janet Grogan felt when she stepped back in front of Simon Cowell on Saturday night's X Factor.

Janet famously made it to the Six Chair Challenge back in 2014, but Simon had a change of heart, and booted her from the show in favour of Lizzy Pattinson.

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He’s back! Dermot O’Leary gives his verdict on the Judges

Returning X Factor host Dermot O’Leary has dished the dirt on the year’s Judges, revealing he’s “excited” that Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger have reunited with Simon Cowell.

Speaking of the line-up, O’Leary said: “When I look at that panel what I want to see, as the host, is unpredictability, expertise and a little bit of insanity.

Sharon Osbourne dishes on her love/hate relationship with Simon!

Sharon Osbourne has revealed it “feels good” to be back on The X Factor Judging panel, teasing that this year’s series promises to be the most fun.

When asked if she had any reservations about making her return, Mrs O stated: “I think if we’re having fun then the people at home will have fun. If they see that you are really into it and love doing what you do, then it really comes off. You can’t fool the public, they are way too smart.”

Louis Walsh: ‘This is the best X Factor Judging line-up ever!’

After taking a break last year, Louis Walsh has revealed it feels “amazing” to make his return to The X Factor panel, especially as he’s back with his “favourite Judges ever”.

Speaking of how Simon convinced him to take back his seat, Louis said: “Simon and I talk all the time, we’re always good friends and even last year during the show I would call him up and he would just laugh at me every night.

Nicole Scherzinger on her X Factor return: ‘I made Simon sell his soul to the devil’

Nicole Scherzinger has confessed that being back on this year’s X Factor Judging panel “feels like home sweet home”… even if Simon had to do some grovelling!

Speaking of her comeback ahead of this weekend’s show, Scherzy said: “It’s a great feeling on the panel, a really natural, family, homey vibe, nothing is forced and there’s a lot of positive, fun energy.”