X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell 'panicking' about this year's judges

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Simon Cowell is reportedly panicking over signing up The X Factor 2015 judges.

As it stands nothing has been announced for the panel for the summer series despite filmed auditions fast approaching.

It's widely expected that Louis Walsh and Mel B will both leave while Simon will stick around with Cheryl.

There have been plenty of rumours about who may join the judging line up ranging from the likes of Robbie Williams to Rita Ora but it seems most stars either can't or won't sign up.

Robbie tweeted: “re: X Factor rumours – I wouldn’t put any money on this if I was you. I love X Factor but I’m busy this year…RW x”

And it's been reported that both Rita as well as Paloma Faith have said no after each being approached for a second time.

A source told Star magazine this month: "Simon is panicking. He needs the panel to be set in stone as soon as possible, but he can't seem to find the right team.

"He's excited for Caroline Flack and Olly Murs to host the show and shake things up, but he needs to find two strong judges."

A return for Tulisa is said to still be on the cards while former X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato has also been linked to the ITV series

One more recent rumour is Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw however there are apparently fears over his 'partying ways'.

A source told The Sun on Sunday at the weekend: “No one would expect him to be a saint, we’d want him to be himself. But obviously it’s important that you turn up for work.”

The X Factor will be back on ITV in the autumn with judges' auditions scheduled to begin in July.

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