Simon Cowell declares Italy's 'X Factor' the best

Simon Cowell declares Italy's 'X Factor' the best

Simon Cowell thinks the Italian 'X Factor' is "the best in the world."

The 55-year-old music mogul, who is a judge on the UK version of the show, reportedly heaped praise on the Milan-based reality TV series, as he helped launch the latest series today (15.05.15).

The SYCO Entertainment boss also unveiled the new members of the four-strong judging panel, which will feature international stars Mika and Skunk Anansie, the lead singer of Skin, as well as Elio from Italian band Elio E Le Storie Tese and Italian rapper Fedez.

Italy is the only country in the world where 'The X Factor' is broadcast on pay-television and the show airs on SkyUno, SkyItalia's flagship entertainment channel.

The British star was also in Milan to help announce the winner of 'Italia's Got Talent,' but slipped up on stage by accidentally declaring illusionist Simone Al Ani as the winner of 'The X Factor' on Thursday night (14.05.15).

Simon later took to Twitter to acknowledge his mistake, saying: "Oops. I just announced the winner of Got talent in Italy as the winner of the X Factor. Slightly awkward. Sorry.

"I think I will stick to being a judge (sic)."