Simon Cowell 'Cancels X Factor UK Return'
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The reality TV mogul had intended to play a bigger part in this year's series, inviting the judges to his yacht in the Med to help them whittle down their contestants.
But now The Mirror claims that he has decided to put his comeback on hold - apparently leaving ITV bosses fuming.
Cowell is claimed to have had an affair with married woman Lauren Silverman, resulting in her falling pregnant.
A source told the paper: "Simon has delayed the original date he was going to set sail on his boat and it is not going to work in his schedule now, so it has been cancelled.
"His problems and drama off screen are now starting to impact on his TV shows. He even called the UK judges personally to apologise for messing them around.
"ITV bosses are furious at the last-minute change. Simon's return was going to be a big coup for them, but now that he's just doing exactly the same as he did last year, it's no big draw for the viewers. It's really disappointing."
SiCo is now expected to phone the judges to tell them which categories they'll be representing.
The news has not been confirmed by SiCo himself.