Simon Cowell, Jedward, Matt Cardle & Shayne Ward! Today’s X Factor news

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At the minute, all eyes are on The X Factor and more specifically, The X Factor judging panel. Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is set to return to the UK version of the show later this year, after The X Factor USA has been axed by FOX.

One person that is seemingly happy that Cowell is back is former winner, Shayne Ward. Why? Because he loves his critiques!

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Ward said that over the years, we’ve all sat at home waiting for the insults and crituiqes just to roll off Cowell’s tongue, because he loves his little one liners. “It’s gonna be good,” he added.

The 29-year-old singer won The X Factor back in 2005, but was later dropped from the Syco record label due to dwindling sales.

But, Cowell isn’t the only person he wants to see back on the panel as he thinks it’d be great for Cheryl Cole to return. All eyes are on Cheryl at the moment as everyone seemingly wants her to return, but is the newspaper reports are anything to go by, she’s going back and forth about her decision.

Speaking about Cheryl, Ward said that she would be “fantastic” on the show again and she once won a show like The X Factor she has experience on both sides of the table.


Elsewhere, Simon Cowell has had the last laugh when it comes to Jedward as in the new X Factor-themed musical, I can’t Sing, there’s two characters who clearly take a dig at John and Edward Grimes.

The Altarboyz perform over-the-top song, When you Make a Wish it Happens, and they bounce around like two lunatics.

We know that Cowell never liked the Jedward lads when they were on the show, so we bet he had a good laugh when he found out these two characters were going to be involved in the show.

Finally, in today’s X Factor roundup, Matt Cardle has revealed in an interview with This Is The West Country that he’s feeling “absolutely brilliant” after his stint in rehab earlier this year.

Matt had got hooked on alcohol and prescription drugs and it had all sort of gone too far, so he knew that he had to check himself into rehab and get over his addiction in the new year.

“I took a whole month off to recharge the batteries at the start of the year, but I’m enjoying being creative again and can’t wait to hit the road in April,” he said.

He went on to add that the support from his fans has been incredible, and it’s really helped him to pull through the hard times over the past few months. “They’re been so loyal, and I wanted to be looking and sounding by best on tour in April”.

Nick Barnes

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