X Factor 2013: Simon Cowell desperate to sign judges!

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is reportedly getting desperate to sign some judges up to The X Factor 2013.

Auditions with the judges start in the summer and there's been no word on just who will be on the panel this year.

While Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh are widely expected to return, there's still lots of speculation on the other two judges.

Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne are said to be being chased by producers, but bosses are finding their demands hard to meet.

A source said last week: “Sharon wants the big money deal because she’ll be giving up her job on US show The Talk, but Nicole also has concerns about the job impacting her relationship and work, and will only return if they double salary.”

The source added: “They want to keep Nicole, they have to make the tight budget stretch.”

Meanwhile, Simon has called on Gary and Louis to lend a helping hand.

An insider told Star magazine this week: "Simon's been confiding in Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh, saying his dream line up would be them alongside Sharon Osborne and Nicole Scherzinger.

"He's been begging Gary and Louis to make calls to the girls to get them to sign the contracts

A spokesperson for the show commented that no official decisions had been made yet.

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