Louis Walsh has revealed he and Sharon Osbourne will return to The X Factor in 2018, but hinted Nicole Scherzinger may not return to the panel next year.
It has been highly speculated that the former Pussycat Dolls star may not return to the panel as she makes a return to the music scene.
Speaking to The Mirror, the 65-year-old said: “I’m signed for next year, so is Sharon. Let’s see about Nicole.”
The news about Nicole not returning comes amid rumours that Cheryl could be making a return to the judging panel after two years away. Louis did mention that he would like to see Mel B return to the show when asked.
Cheryl makes a cameo appearance on The X Factor tomorrow night when Simon Cowell brings her in as his adviser to select the final three groups at the Judges Houses stage of the competition.
The longtime music mogul did tease Cheryl’s possible return to the panel, but said he hasn’t ruled anything out: “We’ll consider it. Let’s wait till the end of the show… maybe they (Nicole and Sharon) don’t want come back… let’s see what happens, I wouldn’t rule anything out.”
The X Factor continues Sunday night on ITV with the conclusion of Judges Houses.