Take That front-man Gary Barlow and N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos are set to controversially replace fan favourite Dannii Minogue on the panel of The X Factor. The singers had both been tipped for roles on the show however as we revealed earlier, Dannii has been forced to quit the show due to clashes with Australia's Got Talent.
Apparently taking over from Dannii is a bizarre choice in the form N-Dubz' Tulisa - full name Tula Paulinea Contostavlos. The singer from the British hip hop group has seen her profile grow over the last year, with shows on BBC Three and Channel 4. An insider for the show told News Of The World today: "Tulisa will be perfect.''
"She's drop dead gorgeous and she has had all kinds of struggles to get to the top. In many ways she's very similar to Cheryl. They both have the same wow factor."
However bosses will have a tough task as the late shake-up to the panel means they have to juggle dates around to suit the panel. The paper claims that the show's producers have already been forced to change dates around so Gary Barlow can manage the show with his Take That commitments.
With the group's stadium kicking off in Sunderland on May 27 and finishing in Wembley on July 9, Gary's time over the summer will be scare. The source told the tabloid newspaper: "Gary's a great signing but there's a lot that needs to be worked around him."
Show original Louis Walsh revealed that he himself doesn't expect to know the identity of the second female judge for a while adding: "Nobody knows what's in Simon Cowell's head at the moment." he said. "All I know is that I have to turn up at a certain time."
However Louis was quick to praise his future colleague saying: "I think Gary is a brilliant replacement. He knows the business inside out and is in a position to give advice."
However, not one to miss a dig towards best friend and enemy all rolled into one Simon, Louis cheekily added: "Gary wears nice clothes, has good hair and doesn't need to wear shoes with high heels!".
So what is your opinion on the new panel or what we know of it so far? Are bosses making a big mistake ditching Danni or will Tulisa and Gary fit right in.