Who are The X Factor 2016 judges? The likely line up revealed

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As The X Factor 2016 nears here's a look at the likely judges on this year's show.

Right now there's still been no official confirmation of the new panel but it seems as though a line up has been set behind the scenes.

According to the leading online bookmaker Betway, former judges Sharon Osbourne (1/6) and Louis Walsh (1/5) are near certain to secure a spot on Simon Cowell’s panel, but the fourth chair is looking a little more up in the air.

Nicole Scherzinger is the most likely - and can be backed at 1/2 - however another ex-judge Gary Barlow is next at 7/4.

And singer-songwriter Adele has a live chance at 3/1.

Although it may seem unlikely at first, it was reported back in 2014 that Adele had met Simon and was up for becoming a judge when she had more time in her schedule.

Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh look set for an X Factor comeback judging by our market.

"Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow are also hotly fancied for a place on the X Factor panel which means we might not see a fresh face this year.

“At 3/1, Adele is the shortest price of the newcomers being backed. She is sure to draw in the big audiences that Simon Cowell desires and is not without her supporters in the betting.

Other bets for The X Factor panel this year include Tinchy Stryder and Ed Sheeran at odds of 25/1 while Tulisa is at 50/1.

The X Factor 2016 will air on ITV later this year with Dermot O'Leary back hosting.

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