Olly Murs set to join Cheryl on the X Factor judging panel? X Factor bosses reportedly in talks to sign him up

It was reported last week that Simon Cowell was desperate to sign Cheryl Cole up for an X Factor return, and it seems that might not be the only change to the judging panel.


by Jack White |
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Sources today revealed to a UK newspaper that X Factor bosses are in talks with 2009 X Factor runner up Olly Murs to become a judge on the show that gave him his break.

The source said: “Simon wants Cherylback more than anything and his idea is to make her the complete star of the show. She’s very tempted by his offer and looks close to saying yes.

Olly is reportedly in talks to return to the X Factor as a judge
Olly is reportedly in talks to return to the X Factor as a judge


“There is also a feeling Cheryl and Olly would have great chemistry. He really fancies her and she would happily play along because she’s very fond of him.”

When asked about the possibility of him becoming a judge recently, Olly said that he would ‘consider it an honour’, saying: “It would be incredible but I’d have to wait for Mr. Cowell to make that decision.”

Cheryl last week teased her return by posting this throwback snap on Instagram


Last week new dad Simon, who will also be returning to The X Factor UK for the new series, confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger had quit the show.

Simon tweeted: “Nicole will always be a part of the X Factor family. Now signed to Sony as an artist. Thank you Nicole for everything.”

Nicole is yet to comment on her X Factor exit


While Simon confirmed her exit, Nicole has yet to comment on leaving The X Factor.

He is currently the only confirmed judge for the new series, and Simon said last week: “Despite all the rumours, ITV and the producers have not decided on the rest of the judging panel quite yet. You’ll just have to wait and see.”

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