Sinitta "begged, screamed and cried" to become an X Factor judge

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Sinitta has "begged, screamed and cried" to become an X Factor judge, she has admitted.

There were three spots open on this year's panel when Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora quit the series.

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger beat Sinitta to the seats but it wasn't through a lack of trying from the So Macho hitmaker.

Sinitta revealed she pestered Simon to make her a judge having appeared regularly on the show for the past 10 years.

She told ITV's Lorraine this week: I have begged, screamed and cried ... I think I've tried everything to get on it - it hasn't happened.

"I think he's [Simon Cowell] is just doing it on purpose."

Singer Sinitta claimed: "I do think it's time for me to be on the panel!

"I have to admit that no contracts have been sent to me yet, so sadly I have a feeling it's not going to happen this year."

Even though she's not one of them, Sinitta went on to praise the new line up of judges.

She added: "The line-up sounds really good, especially as they are all really good friends."

The X Factor will air on ITV later this year.

If Sinitta at least gets to make an appearance at judges' houses remains to be seen...

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