Simon Cowell’s best mate and X Factor insider Sinitta has revealed “begged, screamed and cried” to become an X Factor judge.
Before the announcement of the new panel, there was three spots to fill after Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora all quit.
It was later announced that Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger replaced the leaving judges, however Sinitta has revealed she wanted one for herself.
She told ITV’s Lorraine this week: I have begged, screamed and cried … I think I’ve tried everything to get on it – it hasn’t happened.
Sinitta revealed she has pestered Simon to make her a judge for the past 10 years.
“I think he’s [Simon Cowell] is just doing it on purpose.”
She added: “I do think it’s time for me to be on the panel! I have to admit that no contracts have been sent to me yet, so sadly I have a feeling it’s not going to happen this year.”
However, even though she’s not part of the new line up Sinitta is pleased with the new look, returning judges: “The line-up sounds really good, especially as they are all really good friends.”
The X Factor will air on ITV later this year.