X Factor judges: Will Sharon Osbourne be back on the panel?

Sharon and Louis

Bookies reckon Sharon Osbourne is set to make a big X Factor comeback this year.

Sharon was on the show's judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh from the first series.

But the flame haired music manager quit the show after clashing with the new judge Dannii Minogue back in 2007.

With Dannii now gone and ratings down, could Sharon be on her way back?

Writing on Twitter last year, Sharon told her thousands of followers: “To everyone who tweeted about @TheXFactor tonight, thank you – I miss you too!

“Tell Simon [Cowell] to take me back for season 10. #XFactor ”

William Hill have this week slashed the price of Sharon Osbourne making a return to the X Factor from 8/1 to 5/4, as X Factor fans pile in. Simon Cowell is Evens to return, with Louis 2/7 to take his seat once again!

“The X Factor viewing figures have been going in the wrong direction ever since Simon & Sharon left. Their return could be just the tonic the franchise needs,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

One thing for sure is that Simon won't be back.

He told us at the Britain's Got Talent auditions earlier this month: “It’s all to do with timing, it would be impossible to do the English show and American show together.

“If the schedule was different then of course I would come back and do the English show, I miss it.”

Other possible judges for the X Factor 2013 include Spice Girl Mel B, Rihanna and - at a 25/1 bet - Boyonce.

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