Cowell: X Factor judges should return

2012-03-05 19:09

London - Simon Cowell wants all four UK X Factor judges to come back to the show.

The music mogul - who left the British version of the talent show in 2011 to start up a US one - thinks Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland, who was widely rumoured to have been dropped from the panel, should appear again in 2012.

He said: "My gut feeling is all four should come back."

Incredible strength

For now, Simon has been focusing his attention on Britain's Got Talent, where he's a judge with Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden, and he has praised the blonde actress for her "incredible" strength after coming back to the show just a short time after giving birth to daughter Hollie last month.

He added to The Sun: "Amanda is an incredible story. She came into work the other day looking amazing and I said to her, 'Two weeks ago you were literally lying on your death bed.'

"There she was, looking incredible and loving every minute - it's like she's made of steel."

Britain's Got Talent hits TV screens later this month.