This year's X Factor panel has finally been revealed
So we now know who will sit on this year's X Factor judging panel, after about six months of unconfirmed reports.
There aren't any major surprises as it had been rumoured for ages that Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell would return this year.
Today, that news has finally been confirmed and I have to say I'm not entirely disappointed with the return of some familiar faces.
— The X Factor (@TheXFactor) June 1, 2016
Sharon is only delighted judging by these comments:
“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".
I'm living for Louis to make his standard "you remind me of a young Mariah Carey/ insert relevant star here" remark while he's convinced Simon missed him during his time away from the show.
“He’d say otherwise but I knew Simon missed me last year!
"I’m delighted to be back on the panel especially beside my two favourite female judges Sharon and Nicole, and I’m looking forward to taking them all back to Dublin this year when we head there for auditions".
Nicole, meanwhile, is in it to win it:
“I can’t wait to be back in the UK and on the show with the best Judges sitting alongside me on the panel.
"I'm excited about discovering, mentoring and winning with an exciting new act this year. And having had winning contestants in the past, Simon knows I will do it".