It has been confirmed that former 'X Factor' judge Demi Lovato will be returning to the show for its third season, joined by creator Simon Cowell -- but not by her former panelists Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.

The fates of co-host Khloe Kardashian and her nipples are currently unknown. (Oh let's be real here. She won't be back.)

Said Cowell of the news that someone actually wanted to spend several more months in his company of their own accord:

I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. 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. I’m especially pleased she’s back even during her world tour!

Lovato also responded in an official statement, but she kept the shade to herself. And that's a shame, because there's a lot there to work with. (MOOBS, Demi! They're his kryptonite.)

“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on 'The X Factor.' Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!”