This celeb has ruled out a return to the X Factor and we're SO confused 3 years ago

This celeb has ruled out a return to the X Factor and we're SO confused

Wait, what?

There’s no denying that the X Factor doesn’t have the same audience appeal that it used to. Long gone are the days of planning our weekend around the show and watching the results through our fingers in fear our favourite wouldn’t get through.


Well, it looks like Simon Cowell and the rest of the production team behind the show are determined to get this year right and that starts with getting the right line-up of judges.

One person we had thought was confirmed to return to the judging panel was Cheryl, who was reported to be making her return to the show this year. However, Cheryl has apparently ruled out a return to the singing competition in favour of another Simon Cowell produced show, according to The Sun.

It has long been reported that Cheryl would be taking over from Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor, however, the singer has chosen to move to Simon’s new BBC dance show, The Greatest Dancer, instead.

But who is likely to fill that spot now that Cheryl is no longer interested?

Well, reports suggest that producers are hoping to sign up former judge, Rita Ora.


Rumours have been circulating all week that the show would be saying goodbye (again) to longtime judges, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osborne. However, yesterday Louis emerged saying he was going nowhere as his contract is “watertight”.

That hasn't stopped rumours of a complete shake-up, with more celebrity names being floated as possible judges for the next season of the show.

Other celebs in the mix to join the potentially reformed judging panel are Gloria Estefan, Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue, Craig David and Louis Tomlinson.