XFactor 2016: Cheryl 'set to QUIT' and here's who could replace her...

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Cheryl Cole is reportedly set to QUIT The X Factor with two possible replacements lined up.

News about who will be The X Factor 2016 judges is heating up after ITV confirmed the return of Dermot O'Leary.

As it stands, we know that Nick Grimshaw has quit but a spokesperson for The X Factor says that no other decisions have been made yet.

With talks ongoing though, there are PLENTY of rumours.

It's been reported today that Sharon Osbourne is in negotiations to make a return to the show alongside Louis Walsh.

"Sharon’s an X Factor legend but when she went back for a year Simon wasn’t on the panel. Their rows are legendary and that dynamic could work well," a source told The Sun newspaper.

However Sharon's potential comeback hinges on Louis also being a judge, something that Simon Cowell and ITV are said to be disagreeing about.

“Simon really wants Louis back,” a source told the Sunday People. “He wants his friend back by his side like the good old days. But he’s coming up against resistance from producers.”

If Sharon does return it means that either Cheryl or Rita Ora will have to go, and insiders claim it could the former that departs.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “Cheryl will be the one who makes the decision on her future – she and Simon are great friends and he’s totally supportive of her decision, ­whatever that turns out to be.

"They’ve got the show’s best interests at heart and aren’t rushing into anything. The talks could continue for some time.”

It's also been claimed that we could see a return for Nicole Sherzinger, who is said to be "keen to return".

“Nicole is seen as an able replacement if Rita drops out,” the insider added.

With filming for The X Factor not expected to start until at least June, there's set to be plenty more speculation to come...

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