Former X Factor champ Shayne Ward wants to join the X Factor judging panel this year, and reckons he could become the new Cheryl Cole.
We assume he means before she was axed from the US show and ended up returning to Girls Aloud with her tail between her legs.
Speaking to The Sun, Shayne said he would make a good judge and would love to be on the show alongside Sharon Osbourne.
"When Cheryl joined X Factor lots of people said, ‘Why is she on it?’ But she had a right to be there. She went through a talent show," he explained. “Like Cheryl, I went on the show, competed, I won and I have a valuable opinion.
“That is why she was so great on the show — because people knew she had a right to say what she said.”
Shayne was mentored by Louis Walsh(!) back in 2005, and thinks that going back to that old panel would get viewers tuning in.
The Dancing On ice contestant told the newspaper: “Bring me and Sharon back — we’ll just be flirting all the time.
“I do miss Sharon. When I did the show people were just waiting for our banter.”
Would you want to see Shayne on the judging panel?