X Factor judges 2014: Ellie Goulding wanted by Simon Cowell!

Ellie Goulding

X Factor boss Simon Cowell is reportedly after Ellie Goulding for this year's judging panel.

So far only Simon and Cheryl Cole have been officially confirmed for the line up, although it's widely expected Louis Walsh will also be back.

The identity of the fourth judge is up in the air with various names been rumoured from LMFAO's Redfoo to Black Eyed Pea singer Fergie.

Cheryl Cole apparently has her sights on a "powerful woman" and has suggested hitmakers such as Sia to sit alongside her.

Former X Factor finalist Olly Murs and RIP singer Rita Ora have also both been linked to the show.

According to Louis however it's Ellie Goulding who Simon currently has his sights set on.

"I’ve heard Ellie Goulding. I just hope it’s a girl," he blabbed

However insiders on The X Factor hit back at loudmouth Louis' comment.

A show source told The Sun newspaper today: “There are a lot of people being discussed and the reality is, Louis isn’t involved in finding the fourth judge.

“Simon has given Cheryl the final sign-off on the new female judge because he wants her to work with someone she gets along with.”

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Auditions for the new series begin next month before the judges' rounds film in the summer. The show will air on ITV in the autumn.

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