Simon Cowell says bagging Adele for the X Factor final is 'the best news I've had all year'

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If there's one thing X Factor fans know, it's that they're always kept on their toes when it comes to the exciting TV show's final, but something viewers couldn't predict was one of the world's biggest stars performing this weekend. Simon Cowell revealed that Adele will be performing on the final results show, which has even thrilled the head judge.

Speaking on the X Factor red carpet on Thursday, the music mogul joked: "It took me a while to think and make up my mind if I wanted Adele. Are you kidding?"

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Simon confirmed that Adele would be performing on the X Factor final results show

The 56-year-old told reporters his joy in finding out the good news. "When we got the news and I had to keep quiet last weekend, it was like, this is the best news I've had all year."

It seems the popular songstress will join a whole host of British performers for the show's much-anticipated final. "She will absolutely cap off what I hope will be an amazing weekend and actually it's really the best of British. It's Adele, Coldplay, One Direction, Leona Lewis. It's the biggest artists in the world. It's going to be sensational," Simon shared.

The world-renowned stars will perform their hits as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw's finalists Louisa Johnson, Ché Chesterman and Reggie 'N' Bollie go head-to-head to win the 2015 competition.

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Adele will join One Direction, Coldplay and Leona Lewis in performing

The first of this year's live finals will be broadcast from Wembley Arena at 8pm on Saturday 12 December. The three remaining contestants will each perform, with one set to be eliminated at the end of the live show. On Sunday evening the two remaining finalists will battle it out for first place in a two-hour show at 8pm, where they will have the opportunity to perform their version of the winner's single for the first time.

As the TV show heats up for the final, Simon has revealed when he thinks the talent contest may end following a number of rumours that the next series in 2016 will be the last. "If terrible contestants turn up over the next two years and they are rubbish, that's the time to call it a day," he told The Daily Star.

However, fans of the ITV show shouldn't be disappointed just yet. "The show still gets over ten million with catch-up and repeats. I don't think that's a crisis," he said. "People still talk about it, the still vote, they still buy the records. I'm not going to say everything is perfect but you know what I'm like, I never give up."

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