X Factor judges! Cheryl to get the axe next year?!

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Cheryl Fernandez Versini faces getting the chop from The X Factor UK after a short-lived comeback.

It's after repeated "rude" clashes with boss Simon Cowell on the panel.

On Saturday night Cheryl swapped seats with Louis Walsh after the pair rowed over comments made to one another's acts.

Although some claimed that the whole thing was staged and scripted.

The Daily Star newspaper claim however that Simon has "hinted" that Cheryl may not be invited back again next series.

A show source told the tabloid: "Simon doesn't like people who answer him back. He's now hinted Louis will return next year but maybe not Cheryl."

A spokesperson for the show commented: "The competition is gearing up and as a result things occasionally get heated between the judges, who are all very protective of their acts.

"But what happens on the panel stays on the panel, and there were no hard feelings after the show."

Cheryl herself previously suggested she may NOT come back again, saying: “It’s too early to commit to next year.

"Your life is literally the show and by the end of it you are exhausted, mentally exhausted.

“I am anyway, I think I take it a bit too seriously. I can’t help it. People say to me ‘You have to step back and separate your emotions’ but it’s hard.”

It was recently reported that Simon wants Tulisa to make an X Factor return.

He said: "It’s about time she came back. I would have her back, definitely.

“I think she’s had a tough time. She did a good job when she was an X Factor judge. ”

The X Factor 2014 continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV with the annual Halloween special.

Browse pictures of last night's X Factor 2014 results here...

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