Who are The X Factor judges 2018? Latest rumour round up

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The X Factor 2018 is on its way but who will be the judges this year?

As yet, nothing has been officially confirmed but here we round up the latest rumours.

It was reported last month that Cheryl is set to start 'final talks' to return to The X Factor.

The former judge - who appeared on the show between 2008 and 2010 and then again in 2014 and 2015 - is rumoured for another comeback.

Speculation that Cheryl could be returning has been ongoing for months already, even if The X Factor won't return to TV until the autumn.

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But The Sun says that X Factor boss Simon Cowell is due to meet with ITV this month to formalise plans.

As for what Cheryl's potential return will mean for the current judges - Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger - remains to be seen.

Nicole said in January: "We'll see what happens."

She joked: “Simon is so f****** last minute we know in the same month that he announces it."

Last year, Simon told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “In the past I’ve had to beg ­people to do the show, and it wasn’t always that easy. People would do it for a ­season, and say, ‘Right, I’m not coming back.’

“But now it’s easier to do the show, it’s much more fun. Maybe I’ll have five people on the panel.”

Meanwhile, it's not just the judges' line up that could see some changes.

Yet another shake up to the show may see the live shows go back to being Saturdays only.

It would be the first time since series 5 in 2008 - that Alexandra Burke won - that X Factor airs on Saturdays alone.

A further change being mooted, according to the Daily Mirror, is saying goodbye to bootcamp.

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Instead, acts would go straight from the auditions to the six chair challenge.

A source explained of the proposals: “One idea being looked at is whether getting rid of the Sunday show would allow ITV to put all its focus and resources into making Saturday night’s X Factor even more spectacular.

"Nothing has been decided but there are lots of ideas being thrown around.”

A spokesperson for The X Factor said: “No decisions have been made about the new series.”

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