THE X Factor judges are reportedly going to ‘stay the same’ for the next 2017 series.
“The chemistry was perfect last year, so it’s only natural to want to bring the same line-up together again,” a source told The Sun.
“It’s usually hard to get people’s schedules to align but for the first year it has worked out.
“The judges can’t wait to get started and have already been gossiping behind the scenes.”
If the reports are true, this will be the first show in seven years where Simon has decided to keep the judges unchanged.
As it stands, Simon Cowell is the only remaining judge on the X Factor panel after Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora announced their resignations [Demi Lovato/Twitter/Getty]
He told them he had no plans to change the panel, or that of Britain’s Got Talent.
Simon told them: “I don’t think for the moment we’d want to make any changes.
“It worked on X Factor last year and the Britain’s Got Talent panel works really well.”
He continued: “There’s always room to come up with new ideas for shows but you’ve got to look at the whole landscape.
“It’s a crowded market but there’s always room for something new if it’s a good idea.”
Only recently, Nicole’s future on The X Factor was uncertain after she was reportedly left as the only judge not to commit to the show.
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