New X Factor 2014 judge to be a 'complete unknown'?

I Can't Sing! The X Factor musical - Cynthia Erivo

The new X Factor 2014 judge could be a complete unknown, Simon Cowell has teased.

While the press is full of speculation over who will join Simon and Cheryl Cole on this year's panel - from Ellie Goulding to Miley Cyrus - it could be a non-celebrity who gets the role.

Speaking on the red carpet at this week's premiere of the X Factor musical I Can't Sing, Simon first insisted that most of the rumours going around were just plain rubbish, which is no real surprise.

“A lot of the stuff I’ve read about in the press, I haven’t spoken to these people,” he said.

But Louis Walsh will be back with Simon confirming: “I can’t imagine the show without him.”

While Mel B is the latest name to be rumoured to join Cheryl, Louis and Simon, the Syco chief revealed he was also considering a more left field choice by bringing in an 'unknown'.

He teased: “It would be someone who does this for a living — a manager, a songwriter. That’s my preference.”

It was previously claimed that Cheryl was backing hitmakers Amanda Ghost and Sia for the spot alongside her.

Who do you want to judge on The X Factor 2014 this year? Have your say in the comments!

The X Factor airs in the autumn on ITV.

Browse pictures of some of the possible judges below...

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