XFactor 2013 judges: Simon Cowell says Sharon Osbourne is already a hit

X Factor 2013 judges

Simon Cowell has said the new X Factor 2013 judges are already proving a hit.

Auditions for the tenth series commenced filming last week in Glasgow, with Sharon Osbourne returning to the panel.

Sharon made quite an impression on Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger, while Louis Walsh was happy to be back on the show with her!

Simon said: “Sharon’s come back and already apparently had made a huge difference.

“Louis is happy, Gary is happy and Nicole is happy. It’s got off to a good start!”

Speaking on Radio 2 last week, the music mogul also claimed he was no longer feeling under pressure about the show's ratings.

"There have been years where we’ve been beaten by Strictly, and I think that competition is healthy," Simon said. “I used to have more pressure, I took it more seriously years ago and got stupidly competitive about it.

"Now I have a more balanced perspective. I genuinely consider myself lucky everyday that we get away with this and people enjoy what we do.”

Never the less, Simon has decided to make some changes to the format, based on viewers' feedback.

"We’ve changed a lot of things on X Factor this year. We now start the auditions in small rooms this time which is what people asked for," he told Steve Wright. "So I do actually listen to what people say, so if that’s what people want then we’ll change it."

The audition continue today in Birmingham before visiting Manchester, London and Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.

The X Factor 2013 will air on ITV this summer.

Browse the first promo shots of the new judges below...

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