Will Sarah Harding replace Cheryl on The X Factor?

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Sarah Harding says she's much prefer being a judge on Britain's Got Talent to The X Factor.

The Girls Aloud singer has spoken out about the possibility of replacing her bandmate Cheryl on Simon Cowell's singing show.

Cheryl confirmed her exit from The X Factor last month, explaining: "I have had such an amazing experience being a judge on The X Factor. I have learnt so much and enjoyed nurturing talent but I've missed making music and am excited to be recording again.

"I want to thank everybody I have worked with along the way, especially Simon who I love to bits. I hope the show continues to produce stars and I wish them all the best."

There's been no news yet of any replacements but it sounds we can rule Sarah out.

She said this week: "I don't know if I would take Cheryl's place on 'The X Factor' panel. I would love to stay involved in music one way or another but it's pretty hard work having a job like that and you're open to a lot of scrutiny. "

Sarah, who earlier this year competed in Channel 4's The Jump, went on to tell BANG! Showbiz: "I'd cross that bridge if it came to it but I quite like the banter really on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

"It just seems a little bit more entertaining and it just seems friendlier. I like both of them, don't get me wrong, but I just feel like there's a nicer atmosphere on 'BGT.'"

The new series of The X Factor will air on ITV this autumn with Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger both said to be in talks to replace Cheryl.

Louis Walsh is also expected to make a comeback after Nick Grimshaw announced his exit at the start of the year.

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