She’s Back! Simon Cowell Is Happy That ‘Really Annoying’ Demi Lovato Is Returning To The X Factor!

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Mar. 28 2013, Published 5:41 p.m. ET

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Demi Lovato is returning to The X Factor for a second season and – even though they publicly butted heads on the show last year – Simon Cowell said he “couldn’t be happier.”

But the sharp-tongued Brit couldn’t resist poking fun at the 20-year-old singer, saying she is “really, really annoying.”

“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” Simon said after Fox made the announcement Thursday.

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“She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year.

“Even though she can be really, really annoying - I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists.”

Demi will be the only judge from last year, bar Simon, to return to the show - L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have since parted ways with the competition.

Demi gushed: “I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor.

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“Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel.”

Yet in February Demi told Cosmo On Campus that she thinks she agreed to appear on The X Factor too soon after receiving treatment for bulimia and bipolar.

She told the magazine: “I don’t think I was ready when I started The X Factor. In an ideal situation I would have maybe waited a year or more.

“I dived into work really quickly and maybe that wasn’t the best idea at the time…”



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