Rumour as it we'll also see more live shows, with five compared to the three on the BBC as the knockout rounds go live.
He said of the forthcoming series: 'It's great to be back and on ITV. And my doctor in LA said "if you stop singing you may as well just go in the corner and die because that's what you do, so try and get back to it as soon as you can".
He continued: 'I didn't know whether I would be able to carry on and I just didn't know but, you know, my family, and my son and my daughter-in-law who are also my managers and Mark my son, he said, "Look if you don't sing, you'll die, you'll just shrivel up and die, do you want to do that?"
"'I was pissed off, ' he told the Radio Times".
"I did a show on the BBC right after that - Children in Need, with Rob Brydon", he noted. Well of course that's a kick in the bollocks.
The show has since moved to ITV and Jones has been reinstated as a judge.
The "Spotlight" singer is planning to release a new album under the watchful eye of the label's head honcho - who recently signed Jennifer Lopez to his roster, which already includes the likes of Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony and Mariah Carey - and said she was thrilled to be joining the renowned label.
"It's all about song choice and I think that's the real reason we haven't seen a superstar from the show, because the songs they end up singing are like "whatever", he said.
"If you don't press your button and then you've got to explain to the person why, in the past I've thought, 'What do I say to this person?"
"If I was a young contestant coming on this show I'd want me to coach me, because look how long he's been around, look at the people he's worked with, look at the experience he can give me, so..." I knew what the public felt because of the feedback I had. "Getting new songs for the artist is important".
Finally there's American R&B singer Jennifer Hudson, who is no stranger to singing competitions having risen to fame in 2004's American Idol.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, she shared: "I do plan on working with will for my next album". "It's so fresh in my mind when I was a contestant trying to get there".