Simon Cowell axes entire X Factor UK panel, claims Alexandra Burke!

X Factor 2011 panel

Alexandra Burke has claimed that X Factor boss Simon Cowell has "completely scrapped" the current UK panel, and has AGAIN hinted that she wants to take part!

Despite Simon previously saying his "gut feeling" was to keep the judging line up the same this year, Alex has suggested he's instead followed her advice and got rid of the entire lot!

"I’m not sure if it’s true," Alex begins, "I’ve heard that Simon has completely scrapped the whole panel and has said he wants to start again," she adds to MTV this week. "I find [it] absolutely crazy but I like the fact that he’s changing it up and he’s doing his thing."

Alex previously appeared as a guest judge on last year's live shows, standing for an ill Kelly Rowland, and despite criticism over her time on the show, she insisted she would happily return.

The 'Elephant' singer told the website: "If the job role was offered to me I would be more than happy to do it because it was such a wonderful experience and very surreal."

"I was a nervous wreck because I’ve been there where the contestants were and to sit on the other side was such an honour and all I could do was be myself and give constructive criticism so if it was ever offered to me, why not!"

The 23-year-old also called on ITV to make sure they managed to get Simon Cowell back, following his return to Britain's Got Talent this month.

She added: "I did miss him last year, it was different without him but that doesn’t mean the panel he put together wasn’t great, they were fantastic too. It would be great to have him back though."

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