Simon Cowell says he's delighted to have Dermot O'Leary back as he talks X Factor

'I missed him and the public missed him'

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Dermot O'Leary's returning to the X Factorand if there's one person who's mega happy about the whole thing it's Caroline Flack Simon Cowell.

As not only did he apparently offer the presenter to 'name his price' and essentially put whatever it takes on the table to have him back, but now Simon's been going on about how much he missed Dermot and is 'absolutely delighted' that he's coming back. Oh, boo.

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Speaking to The Sun about the X Factor 2016, Uncle Si responded to a question about whether it was an awkward meeting when he asked Dermot to come back.

"I hate to disappoint you. Not. In. The. Slightest. It was so much fun", he started. "I aid to him straight away: 'To be honest with you, Dermot, I thought you wanted to leave. In hindsight, of course I should have called you. Anyway, whatever happened, happened. I miss you. The public miss you. You are brilliant at your job'.

"And that was that. Then we had a jolly nice afternoon tea."

Asked whether he wanted an apology following Dermot's jibes about his X Factor exit, he added: ""I didn't need an apology. I mean, honestly, it's all fun, it's all tongue in cheek. The fact is that I'm delighted he's coming back — he's a great guy. And he'll do a great job."

OOOH we're excited for all the shimmying, dad dancing and cheeky little acknowledgements of what's been going on. Yaaas Dermot.

So, thoughts? What do you lot reckon? Let's discuss the new X Factor 2016 @Sugarscape.

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