Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger could be returning to The X Factor as judges for the THIRD TIME after both being dropped from the show.
The pair are said to be in the final stages of talks with Simon Cowell to make a sensational comeback for this year’s All Stars series.
Louis, 66, and Nicole, 40, were axed last year when Simon trialled a brand new set of judges, including One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda field.
But, it was a risk that didn’t pay off as the show suffered its lowest ratings in 14 years – forcing Simon, 59, to overhaul the format.
X Factor: All Stars could see famous faces – including the likes of Meghan McKenna, Caroline Flack and Gemma Collins – battle it out to win a record deal. So it’s no surprise two of its most iconic judges are returning too.
And while Louis is thrilled at the prospect of returning to The X Factor, he’s keen for his pal Sharon Osbourne to get in on the action too.
“Sharon would be great. She’s burnt a few bridges, but that’s what’s good about her – she has an opinion. She’s never boring or predictable,” he said.
On her fall-out with Simon, Louis added: “She was only joking. It was all panto talk. They will make up. I’m going to mediate between them. I’ll do anything necessary.”
But, sadly it looks like it will take more than Louis mediating to persuade Sharon to return to The X Factor.
“Nobody’s asked me, but no. It’s a part of my life that I absolutely had the best time, met great, amazing people,” she admitted.
“Had the best fun, was naughty, had a laugh. But that part of my life is gone, and you can’t go back. So I have to move on for myself.”