Singer Cheryl Cole is returning as the judge on `The X Factor` UK`s 11th season.
"It`s official! Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for.
"Most importantly, she is a brilliant judge of talent," he said.
The `Girls Aloud` star was a judge on the UK show through 2010 before briefly serving as a judge on the now-canceled US version.
Cowell recently announced his return to the show after a three-year absence. The last time Cowell was a judge on the UK version, the final episode drew 17.2 million viewers.