JLS want Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh to stay on X Factor!

JLS

X Factor stars JLS have said that the current panel shouldn't change this year, saying that Gary, Kelly, Tulisa and Louis did a "fantastic" job on last year's series.

The group, who will be singing this year's Sport Relief single, defended the new line up from criticism.

JB told the Daily Mirror last week: "I thought personally the judging panel last year was fantastic. I think you could see the chemistry the judging panel had on screen and the year was a success generally.

"They had a new judge in Tulisa go on and win the show with Little Mix. All the judges have proven their worth to the show."

But the boys did confess that they'd love to see [tag]Simon Cowell[/tag] back on the show.

Marvin explained: "It'd be great to for Simon to come back. He came back this year on Britain's Got Talent so who knows - he might make an appearance again on X Factor this year.

"It's his show - Simon is The X Factor, so it'd be amazing for him to take up a chair."

The comments are in stark contrast to Alexandra Burke, who beat JLS to win the show in 2008.

She told Now magazine this week that she wanted to see the back of the entire panel, explaining: "I want them to change it up again. That, to me, added spice to it. Why not a whole new panel? Yeah, change it up!”

Amongst the stars linked to the new series are Estelle and Adele.

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