X Factor 2013 judges unknown says Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary X Factor

X Factor 2013 host Dermot O'Leary has insisted that nothing's been decided about this year's judging panel.

In fact, even Dermot's not sure he'll definitely be back yet.

The telly host hopes to be though, and isn't worried about yet another change on the line up of stars.

Both Gary Barlow and Tulisa are widely tipped to either leave or be axed, while Sharon Osbourne has been slated for a return.

But Dermot said today: "In terms of judges we never know. I didn’t know who the judges were up until a week before last year. It’s all about diary and it goes to the last minute.”

Speaking on Loose Woman alongside Rylan Clark, Dermot continued: "“When Simon and Cheryl left, I thought ‘that’s it right?’ and for about a month it was just me and Louis and I thought ‘oh I’ve made a big mistake here.’

"But, it just goes to show how robust that format is, because Gary has done such a great job, Nicole has come in and done a great job this year as well and Tulisa won last year.”

It's going to be the tenth series of the show this year and the seventh that Dermot has fronted.

He gushed: “I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love it. It’s so much fun, it’s a nine month gig for me so if you couldn’t totally immerse yourself in the brilliance and the insanity of it then you shouldn’t be doing it.

“You have got a real family feel there and for me, I love doing live telly and it gives me 20 shows to do a year.”

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