Music mogul Simon Cowell, 52, could return to The X Factor. His contractual commitments to the US X Factor have ruled out a return to the UK series this year. In his new avatar, Cowell would deliver the final say when judges could not decide whether or not to put through an act to the next stage. “All options are being considered (for show’s popularity) and having him as the voice of God is one of them. He quite likes the idea,” a source said.