Simon Cowell Confirms X Factor UK Return
Show boss also teases on Cheryl Cole and Rita Ora joining show...
The reality TV supremo has also hinted that Cheryl Cole and Rita Ora could join him on the panel of the long-running ITV talent show.
Speaking to Metro, he said: "I will at some point. I still miss that, I mean that show is my baby and that last year we did which was the One Direction year was the most fun I've had – it was fantastic.
"When I look back at the clips now and remind myself about it, it was a really cool year that."
And he teased his future plans for the show, which has been slipping further behind Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings.
"We've announced a new three-year deal in England. I've got some ideas of how the show is going to evolve and that's the fun of producing these shows, you can't just make the same show that you did five years ago."
On the subject of Chezza, he said: "Cheryl and I patched up our differences a long time ago. I saw her recently, we speak a lot on the phone and text each other, and I think both of us would like the idea of working together again.
"She was a great judge. I mean, apart from being cute she's a great judge and she knows what she's talking about and, oh my God, she wears her heart on her sleeve!"
And SiCo even addressed recent rumours that Rita Ora was being groomed for a role on the judging panel.
"I met with Rita at my house recently and I was really, really impressed with her and you just know she's a future star."
One Direction have just appeared on the US version of the show.