US TV orders third 'X Factor' series

Tuesday October 23, 2012

Although it may have lost more than a million viewers in the UK, over the Pond, producers are desperate to get the X Factor back for a third series.

Simon Cowell made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.

He said: "I wanted you guys to be the first to know that Fox have confirmed that The X Factor USA will be back next year for its third season.

"I want to personally thank each and every one of you, it is hugely appreciated and never forgotten."

Simon Cowell left the UK X Factor judging panel in 2010 to start the first series stateside.

Since then, Gary Barlow has replaced him as the head judge on the British version.

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