Could this be the X Factor's newest judge?

Since it’s debut in 2004, the X Factor has had lots of famous faces on its judging panel, from former Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland to Sharon Osbourne.

Each season there’s always some secrecy around which four icons will judge, causing lots of speculation from fans and theories to spiral.

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And after Robbie Williams and Ayda Field announced they were stepping back from the show after joining last year, the bookies have been tipping their favourites  to replace the couple, with one star coming out on top – Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards!

The singer won the show with her three bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall in 2011.

And now it looks like Perrie Edwards could be set to choose the 2019 winner as one of the judges.

Little Mix

At Ladbrokes, the 25-year-old’s odds have tumbled from 6/1 to just 10/11 over the last 24 hours.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said, “Perrie’s odds of becoming a judge are shortening by the hour, but the odds point towards two Louis’ being on the panel later this year.”

Perrie is also a favourite with Coral, who believe she will be joining Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson to judge this year’s competition.

“It will be all change on the judges’ seats on X Factor this year after Robbie and Ayda left the show and all the early money in our betting has been for Perrie Edwards to take up one of the spots on the panel” a spokesperson at Coral revealed.

Others in the running to be a judge on this year’s show, include Simon’s Britain’s Got Talent co-star Alesha Dixon and former panellist Cheryl.

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With all three ladies having incredible backgrounds in the music and entertainment industry, it sounds like Simon could have a very tough decision to make this year.

We can’t wait to see who he chooses!