Marcus Collins wants Sharon Osbourne back on The X Factor!

Marcus Collins

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins has said he wants to see Sharon Osbourne back on the judging panel this year.

The Seven Nation Army singer, who yesterday revealed Gary Barlow would be back on The X Factor 2012, also suggested Jessie J would be a good choice.

"I'd say Jessie J, but of course she's doing The Voice. She’s amazing," he told Star magazine this week.

But with Jessie pre-occupied with the BBC's X Factor rival, Marcus admits he'd settle for a return for Sharon Osbourne, who left the show in 2008.

"I'd love to see Sharon Osbourne back - she told it like it was and always made me laugh. Plus it would give the contestants a kick up the backside," he told the magazine.

Marcus also revealed that unlike past relationships between acts and their mentors, he and Gary were talking more than ever!

Marcus explained: "I didn't know what to expect [after the show]. I hoped that nothing would change when the show finished, and, if anything, it got better, because there’s less pressure now that the live shows are over."

Marcus' debut self-titled album is out on Monday.

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