Sharon Osbourne will be returning to The X Factor this summer!
The official X Factor 2013 judging panel has today been confirmed, with Sharon returning to the show alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.
Simon Cowell said of the news: “Three words I never thought I’d say…Welcome back Sharon!”
Sharon said of her return: “I couldn’t be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X factor. I can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!”
Osbourne’s return comes after former judge Tulisa confirmed yesterday that she wouldn’t be continuing with the show after two years on the judging panel.
Dermot O’Leary will also be returning as the host, and said: “We’ve got a great line-up this year, and Mrs O is always a riot and a brilliant mentor, it should be fun.”
The judges’ auditions will start on 4th June in Glasgow before visiting Birmingham, Manchester, London and Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.