X Factor 2014 judges: Sharon Osbourne wants to return!

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne is said to want back on The X Factor UK this year.

The music manager had announced her exit from the show after a one-year comeback last series but may have changed her mind.

According to The Sun newspaper today, Sharon is keen to be sit alongside Simon Cowell on the panel once again and "take on" Chery Cole, who have both already been confirmed for the new series.

"Sharon had such a good time on the last series and would find it hard to resist one last hurrah with Simon," a source told the tabloid this morning. "She’s thinking it would be fun to do it one more time.

“Louis wants her back and Simon thinks she makes brilliant TV and she’s coming around to the idea.”

Sharon insisted last year she was only back for the tenth anniversary to allow herself to end her link to the show "on the right note".

“I chose to leave [in 2007] because I was uncomfortable there at that time with a woman that was on the panel,” she said. “She’s [Dannii] insignificant, but at that time, I let her get under my skin and I should have been the bigger person.

“But hey, I chose to leave. That’s all in the past. I wanted to end it on the right note. I’m only doing it this one season. It’s been ten years, and I want to end it on the right way.”

Bookies previously made Sharon the favourite to be announced as a judge on this year's show, having already stopped taking bets on Louis Walsh's return.

With Cheryl Cole finally signing on the dotted line the bookies believe that Louis isn’t far behind and have suspended betting on him being a mentor in 2014, which leaves Sharon as the favourite to occupy the fourth and final spot on the panel.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “After costing £1.5 million it’s safe to say that Cheryl’s pulling the strings when it comes to the fourth judge, and with that in mind, the odds indicate that 61-year-old Sharon will be back on the panel.”

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