This afternoon during a press conference in Milan to unveil the judging panel for the new edition of X Factor on Sky Uno in Italy, Simon Cowelldescribed the Italian version of X Factor as “the best in the world”.

The new X Factor Italy will feature two international stars on the four-strong judging panel: pop star Mika, and Skin, lead singer of Skunk Anansie. The other judges are Elio from Italian band Elio E Le Storie Tese, Fedez, the Italian rapper and singer.

The show is aired on SkyUno, SkyItalia’s flagship entertainment channel – Italy is the only country in the world where X Factor is seen on pay-television.