X Factor 2018 judges: Rita Ora, Mel B, Perrie Edwards tipped to join panel

X Factor judges odds

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Here's a look at who could be The X Factor 2018 judges as things stand.

It currently appears as though everything is up in the air when it comes to this year's show.

While Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh may yet return, rumour has it that Nicole Scherzinger is definitely out.

Cheryl was initially the 4/9 favourite to take over from the axed Nicole Scherzinger, but following murmurs that she has signed on for a new dance show called The Greatest Dancer and will be unable to do both roles, the former judge is now less likely to be a part of the new series.

Louis has since hinted that a Little Mix member could be in line to replace Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on the X Factor.

Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards are both 14/1 shots to return to the X Factor in a judging capacity whilst Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are on offer at 16/1.

Giving his opinion on who he would like to share the X Factor panel with, Louis said Mel B or Rita Ora would be welcomed back.

Rita Ora is the current red-hot favourite to return in Nicole’s place at 4/9, with Mel B’s odds shortening into 4/1 from 6/1.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented “Louis Walsh may be stirring the pot by suggesting a Little Mix star is replacing Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor judging panel and they do see larger odds of 14/1 and 16/1 respectively across the foursome, however at 14/1 apiece Jesy and Perrie are joint fifth in the betting.”

She added “Rumours have also been circulating that Little Mix may take a break following the release of their next album, which could see one of the ladies become a more permanent fixture on the X Factor panel.”

The X Factor airs on ITV.

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