Full X Factor 2016 judging line-up revealed!
Finally we have official confirmation on The X Factor judges!
It was announced this morning that the confirmed line-up will be: Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.
It seems as though Cowell is going for a bit of a throwback line-up to encourage viewers back to the show. Walsh, Cowell and Osbourne were all part of the original judging panel back in 2004. In fact, last year’s show was the first time Louis Walsh did not appear as a judge – but they clearly managed to entice him back in… $$$$.
Nicole Scherzinger sat on the judging table in 2012 and 2013 and was famously responsible for putting together One Direction in 2012 and mentoring winner James Arthur in 2013.
Sharon has been known to whip the boys into shape and so we’re already looking forward to more memorable moments from her. Speaking of her return Sharon has said, “I’m overjoyed about going back to The X Factor, sitting with Lou, Lou, gorgeous Nicole and naughty Simon. But most of all, I can’t wait to meet baby Eric.”
Simon has made it clear he’s been listening to the (barrage of) negative comments about the changes to the series saying, “Be careful what you wish for!” In addition to a full line-up of previous judges, the beloved Dermot O’Leary is returning to host the show as a replacement for the abysmal Caroline Flack and Olly Murs. The “room” auditions will also make a return for this series, seeing contestants auditioning in front of the judging panel alone instead of in an arena.
We can’t wait to see these chairs filled…