Simon Cowell To Return To The X Factor UK?
Show boss reported to be planning to replace Gary Barlow next year...
The Sun newspaper claims that the reality TV mogul is set to replace Gary Barlow - who confirmed on last night's show that he will be leaving at the end of the current series.
A source told the paper: "Simon has done everything he can to make the American version work.
"But the UK show is the biggest X Factor in the world and he'd love to be back."
Sharon Osbourne has also confirmed that she will be leaving the judging panel and Louis Walsh has previously stated his intention to retire at the end of this series (although he has made noises to the contrary).
The Sun claims that SiCo hopes to persuade Cheryl Cole to return to the judging panel alongside him - to create a "ratings blockbuster".