XFactor 2014 judges: Demi Lovato is latest name linked to panel

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has become the latest name linked to The X Factor 2014 judging line up.

So far only Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are confirmed for the new series, although it's almost certain that Louis Walsh will also be back.

It appears that the fourth spot on the line up could turn out to be anyone with former judge Sharon Osbourne apparently after a return despite quitting just last year.

Olly Murs, Rita Ora and Robbie Williams have also all been linked to the role over the past three months but it's former X Factor judge Demi Lovato who's become the newest name in the spotlight.

According to The Sun newspaper, X Factor boss Simon is split between taking a risk and picking new faces for the line up like Demi and playing it safe with former panelists.

"Simon is torn between the glory of the good old days, and the risk of bringing in new people," a source told the tabloid this week. “Now he has Cheryl back, he could revamp with two completely shock additions and the option to do that is tempting to him.”

We certainly think that Cheryl - who has supposed been given the power to veto any plans for new judges - would be up for sitting alongside Demi.

But bookies reckon the final place with go to Sharon.

Ladbrokes make her the favourite with Olly Murs a close second. Else it's an outside bet at odds of 50/1 that there will be a shocking return for Tulisa.

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.”

The X Factor begins filming in the summer.

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