X Factor 2013 judges: Louis Walsh teases new panel line up

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2013)

X factor 2013 Judge Louis Walsh has teased this year's potential line up.

While offers are still yet to confirm any names, Louis has let's slip that it will be Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osborne enjoying him on the panel this summer.

So, no real surprises there then.

Louis told The Sun newspaper: "It’s me, Sharon, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger as far as I know."

The Irish music mogul reckons that the refreshed panel will help get ratings up, and he's rather excited about the return of Sharon, who left the show back in 2007.

"She’s been dying to come back since she left and she knows she made a big mistake leaving," Louis claimed. "I think she can be a real shot in the arm for the show.

"She's a loose cannon but she's never, ever boring and that's what we need."

While it's been six years since Sharon and Louis have been seen on telly together, he revealed that they've remained very close pals.

"I’ve no plans to throw a glass of water over Sharon’s head like she did to me on series two," he joked. “We actually became very good friends after that.

“In fact, Sharon is one of the few people who calls me on a regular basis.”

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Filming for The X Factor UK will start next month.

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