Simon Cowell to return to The X Factor judging panel

Cowell said he is "absolutely thrilled to be returning to The X Factor" Credit: Ian West/PA

Simon Cowell is to return to the X Factor judging panel for the show's 11th series, ITV has announced.

In a statement, he said:

He revealed his fellow judges had not been decided yet:

For the latest news on the show and for details of how to apply for the auditions, go to the X Factor website