X Factor 2013 judges: Gary Barlow is back!

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2013)

Gary Barlow will be back on The X Factor UK this year, according to blabbermouth Louis Walsh.

Bosses have yet to confirm any names of this year's judging line up, but Louis has said both he and Gary will "definitely" be there.

The Irish music mogul also said he was "sure" the tenth series in the summer would see the return of Sharon Osbourne, but he confessed the fourth judge was still a mystery, even to him.

“I’m back, I am definitely back. Me and Gary, we’re the bookends and I’m sure Sharon Osbourne’s back and I helped to get her back, because she’s great fun," Louis said.

"I like [Gary] and we’re competitive and he’s a great songwriter and I actually get on with him very, very well. I’m a big admirer of Gary’s."

Speaking last week, Louis suggested that Sharon would help get viewers back.

“I think she can be a real shot in the arm for the show," he told The Sun newspaper. “She’s a loose cannon but she’s never, ever boring and that’s what we need.”

But when it comes to the fourth and final spot on the panel, even Louis is being left in the dark.

There's been plenty of names, ranging from the return of Nicole Scherzinger to a new face in the form of Mel B.

Louis confessed: “I hope it’s going to be Tulisa or Nicole.

“It might be Mel B, I don’t know but I think it probably will be Nicole.”


The X Factor panel is set to be confirmed in the coming weeks, with filming starting next month.

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