THIS week's X Factor winner will get studio time with a superstar producer – and Simon Cowell called it their best chance of getting a hit record.
The lucky contestant will work with the mystery songwriter, who has made hit records with Madonna, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
ITV This week's X Factor winner will get studio time with a superstar producer – and Simon Cowell called it their best chance of getting a hit record
Simon told the studio audience: "There's a really good chance you'll come out with a hit record."
Host Dermot O'Leary couldn't resist poking fun at Simon's recent accident, joking that the head judge is sick of steps this week.
The bruised music mogul returned to the X Factor for the first time since his horror fall yesterday as he oversaw rehearsals.
He missed the first week of live shows last week after collapsing at his London mansion and being rushed to hospital.
Rex Features Simon Cowell has returned to work on the X Factor, but a bruise was visible on his neck following his fall last week
Doctors advised the 58-year-old to rest at home, but the star is now back at the X Factor studios coaching his category, the groups.
However the effects of the last week were visible to see, as some bruising could be made out on Simon's neck near his facial hair.
Other than that though, the star seemed in good spirits as he chatted to his acts Rak-Su, The Cutkelvins, Sean & Conor Price and Jack & Joel.
Simon was also joined by his fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.
Rex Features Simon missed last weeks live shows but was keen to get back and work with his acts Rex Features Simon was back where he belonged on the judging panel Rex Features Lots of discussions took place about the performances ahead of Saturday's live show
Nicole, 29, looked cool as a cucumber in her ripped jeans and a white T-shirt, which had Team Sexies written on it at the back in red writing.
That is the new name Nicole has given her category – the Overs – which includes Kevin Davy White, Matt Linnen and Tracy Leanne Jefford.
Meanwhile Louis was all smiles as he coached the boys ahead of Saturday nights live show.
The contestants will all be glad to see Simon back, despite doctors advising him to take it easy.
Rex Features Nicole Scherzinger was also on hand to help her acts Rex Features Nicole looked stylish in ripped jeans and a white T-shirt Rex Features Nicole was focused on her Overs category Rex Features Nicole wore a T-shirt with Team Sexies on it, which is her nickname for the Overs
The Sun's Bizarre column exclusively revealed Simon's return on Friday, with a source revealing he felt well enough to get back to business.
They said: "He’s feeling much better now.
Rex Features Nicole talked things through with Kevin Davy White Rex Features Louis Walsh was also on hand to talk to his boys Rex Features Louis laughed as he spoke to Lloyd Macey Rex Features The Cutkelvins looked ready for their turn on the stage
“He didn’t want to race back and hinder his recovery – especially given doctor’s orders.
“He’s already started working with his acts and has met up with them all to prepare for the weekend’s performances.
Rex Features Rak-Su will hope to come out on top like they did last Sunday Rex Features Sean and Conor Price seemed happy with their rehearsal Rex Features Rai-Elle stormed it last week and will hope to do the same again
“Everyone knows how much of a workaholic Simon is so he’s obviously gagging to get back into the swing of things.”
In the early hours of last Friday the X Factor boss fell down stairs in his London home after fainting as he went to fetch some milk.
Rex Features Tracy Leanne Jefford looked like she will be putting on a feisty performance Rex Features Matt Linnen will be playing his guitar as well as singing this weekend Simon Cowell gives a thumbs up after being rushed to hospital, fainting the day before X Factor live shows start
He was alone with son Eric, three, whilst partner Lauren Silverman was in the US with her children.
Simon was taken to hospital where tests were done on him and he was released later that day.
He was advised not to fulfil work commitments that weekend and former guest judge Alesha Dixon filled in for him on Sunday’s show with just Louis, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole on the Saturday’s programme.
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