X Factor 2014 judges: Sophie Ellis-Bextor wants to join panel

Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Sophie Ells-Bextor has said she'd be up for joining The X Factor 2014 panel.

The singer, who made the final of last year's Strictly Come Dancing, admitted she'd love to become a judge on the talent show.

Sophie previously turned down offers but said this week: "I would be up for it. Like everyone else who watches things like The X factor and The Voice at home, I have an opinion."

She told Blink Box Music: "When you first start out, you're encouraged to think that the record deal is the Holy Grail.

"But before you start to make it, when you’ve still got autonomy over the decisions you’re making, that’s a really precious time.”

No official announcements have been made about the X Factor 2014 judges yet, but bookies are taking plenty of bets.

Simon Cowell is a huge favourite to appear with odds of 1/33 while former judge Cheryl Cole is also odds on at 1/2.

Louis Walsh is evens to return for an eleventh series but the fourth spot seems up in the air.

Nicole Scherzinger and Robbie Williams are both given odds of 2/1 while Rita Ora is at 3/1 and former X Factor finalist Olly Murs is 4/1.

A surprise return for Sharon Osbourne is given odds of 6/1 while Mel B is at 8/1 and Katy Perry is a 10/1 shot.

The X Factor 2014 will air on ITV in the summer.

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