X Factor 2012 judges: Louis Walsh reckons only he's safe from the axe!

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh has claimed he's the only judge safe from The X Factor UK axe this year!

The Irish music mogul reckons that Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa could all be axed in a big shake up next summer.

It'll be the show's tenth series, and the last remaining one on the current contract between Simon Cowell's Syco company and ITV1.

Louis admitted: "its really tough right now for everyone.

"it's tough because nobody know who's going to go. but the truth is no one is safe on the show, including the judges - apart from me, that is!"

There have been reports that Simon wants to bring back himself and the other 'original' judges, including Danni Minogue.

The Aussie singer said recently: "It seems to be buzzing around in the papers."

"I haven’t seen the show this year as I’ve been in Australia. I get so many messages on Twitter from fans here showing love though. I’m still in touch with all my contestants."

It was reported at the weekend that Simon was also hoping to get Cheryl Cole on board again, alongside current judge Nicole Scherzinger.

“Simon sees Cheryl and Nicole as the dream team. He believes those two women on the show would pull in ­viewers and make it so much more ­appealing than the current series,” a source told the The Sun newspaper. “Simon thinks people would watch it in their droves so he is currently lining up an audacious bid to offer her.

“He knows Cheryl won’t be cheap but more importantly he knows he needs to offer her the right role.”

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Meanwhile, Louis insisted that this year's competition was still anyone's to win.

He optimistically claimed: "Anyone can win this, you are as good as your last performance."

The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a guilty pleasures theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Olly Murs, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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