Music mogul Simon Cowell has claimed that Cheryl Cole doesn't want fellow veteran judge Louis Walsh to return to The X Factor.

Speaking at the London Cabaret Club VIP Launch at The Collection, Cowell said: "She [Cheryl] doesn't want Louis to come back, but he'll be back... I want him to come back. We work really well together. I couldn't imagine it [without him]."

Cowell said that Cole is "keen" to return to the popular reality singing contest after a four-year break, adding: "She's looking forward to coming back, I think."