Sinitta has been giving her views on how to fix The X Factor

Sinitta

Simon Cowell's pal Sinitta has been suggesting ways to fix The X Factor UK.

And, perhaps surprisingly, they don't include bringing her on in a wacky outfit.

The So Macho singer didn't get a chance to appear at judges' houses this year with Simon no longer on the show and Louis Walsh choosing former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne.

And for Sinitta, that's the problem.

She told The Sun: “Simon needs to come back to sort out the judges.”

This year's show has been down around 2 million viewers on last year's, and on Saturday lost out by a million viewers in its clash with Strictly.

“I don’t think Gary will quit the show," Sinitta said, referring to last weekend's deadlock drama. “It’s understandable why he was upset but as the head judge he has to lead by example.

“Carolynne’s song wasn’t memorable enough. Gary’s got to suck it up.”

Instead, Sinitta wants favourite Ella Henderson to win the show.

The X Factor 2012 continues weekends on ITV1.

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