X Factor 2018 judges reveal 'imminent' with filming starting in weeks

Who are The X Factor 2018 judges?

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The X Factor 2018 judges are set to be announced any day now, it's been revealed.

Filming for this year's auditions - which will head back to the arenas - is scheduled to begin in just over two weeks' time.

The first round of try outs are set to take place at the Echo Arena, Liverpool from June 28.

It means that the panel will need to be confirmed in the coming weeks, as more rumours swirl over this year's line up.

It's widely expected that Nicole Scherzinger will be leaving the panel, replaced by an as yet unknown new (or returning) judge.

It's also been claimed today that Sharon Osbourne will be cutting back from the show, reportedly appearing at just the live stages.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Sharon has managed to negotiate herself a plum deal.

“She’s doing the easiest part of the work for exactly the same price as last year.”

The fate of Louis Walsh remains up in the air, although he previously insisted he would be back thanks to a 'watertight contract'.

As for who will be joining the show, a whole host of names have been rumoured.

They range from former The Voice UK coach Kylie Minogue to One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.

Craig David and current BGT judge Alesha Dixon - who was a guest judge on X Factor last year - have also been tipped to take part.

Plus, it's been suggested that former judges Rita Ora and Tulisa may well be back.

But Cheryl is NOT expected to return, instead reportedly working on Simon Cowell's new dancing show The Greatest Dancer for BBC One.

For now, watch this space...

Meanwhile, if you want to audition for The X Factor this year there is still time.

The age limit is 14 once again with auditions closing in July.

As always, solo singers, groups and duos can all audition and as long as you're old enough there aren't really any other restrictions.

So if you think you've got what it takes you can apply right this second on the ITV website HERE.

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