Simon CowellSimon Cowell will be making a sensational return to The X Factor during the Boot Camp stage of the competition.

According to reports, Simon, 53, will be summoning the judges to his private yacht to debrief them on who he wants to progress to the Judges houses stage of the show.

A source said: ‘Simon wanted to be involved on screen this year. We originally intended to do the Boot Camp stage in Miami and he would likely have had a much bigger role. But that plan didn’t work out so it will again take place at Wembley Arena next month. We decided it would add extra glamour — and not interrupt Simon’s holiday too much — if we took the mountain to Mohammed.’

The insider added:  ‘The judges will get on a plane to his yacht wherever it is in the Med. He’ll chat through the acts and then dish out the categories.’

We. Can’t. Wait.