X Factor 2015 judges: Cheryl Cole WILL be back... but Mel B is 'at risk'

Cheryl Cole (The X Factor 2014)

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini WILL be back on The X Factor this year, it's been reported today.

There's not yet been an official announcement at the moment with plans for the panel reshuffle still ongoing.

While Simon and Cheryl's spots on the show are apparently safe, both Louis Walsh AND new judge Mel B are said to be "at risk" of facing the axe.

The Sun newspaper claim that former judge TULISA could be in line as a potential replacement.

A source told the tabloid: “They haven’t signed a deal yet but Simon, Cheryl and ITV are all on the same page.

“But that’s really bad news for Mel. She had a good first year but bosses want a new line-up.”

The panel won't be the only thing changing on The X Factor this year with host Dermot O'Leary having already announced he won't be back.

Former Xtra Factor co-hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have both been tipped to replace him.

Olly said this week: “The only way I would even think or talk about [hosting X Factor] would be if Caroline was doing it with me because me and Caroline were great together."

And it's not just the on-screen talent that's getting a shake up this time round either.

Producers Mark Sidaway and Ben Winston have both moved on to other projects with Amelia Brown, the current Britain's Got Talent boss, replacing them.

The X Factor will air on ITV later this year with auditions already underway.

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