PICTURES! Who are The X Factor 2016 judges? Rumour round up!

XFactor judges 2016 latest news and rumours

Here's a picture round up of all the X Factor 2016 judges rumours as the wild (and probably mostly made up) speculation continues.

The X Factor was dealt a big blow this week when Cheryl confirmed she had quit, the second judge to depart the series already.

With Nick Grimshaw and now Cheryl out, there are rumours abound over who will be appearing behind the judges' desk this year.

And Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Louis Tomlinson are the favourites.

“Sharon and Louis look incredibly likely to join the judging panel as the show faces yet another shake up however, there could be an outsider running up the rails with the show still months away from starting,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Other names in the mix, alongside last year's Rita Ora, are former judges Mel B, Dannii Minogue and Nicole Scherzinger as well as Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande and Pixie Lott.

The Voice UK's Paloma Faith is given odds of 7/1, despite her seeming to rule out more reality TV at the weekend, while Simon's pal Sinitta is quite the outside at 50/1.

As yet nothing has been confirmed about the panel with sources saying that talks may take some time as bosses decide on what will hopefully be a winning line up.

While Dermot O'Leary is set to begin filming at the open auditions later this month, the judges may not begin work until June or July meaning we've possibly got many more weeks of rumours.

Stick with us for the latest!

The X Factor 2016 airs on ITV in the autumn.

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