X Factor 2012: Olly Murs wants Cheryl Cole to replace Kelly Rowland!

Olly Murs

Xtra Factor host Olly Murs has said that he expects to see the X Factor 2012 judges unchanged from last year... but would love to see Cheryl Cole back!

Following news this evening that Gary Barlow had confirmed his return to The X Factor, Olly let slip that both Tulisa and Louis Walsh would also be back.

"Gary has been confirmed," he told MTV this week. "Louis is of course being confirmed and Tulisa has been told - well we saw it in the papers recently - Simon (Cowell) says she would 100% be confirmed. It’s just the fourth person."

That mysterious fourth person is most likely going to be Kelly Rowland, who Olly says deserves an extra year on the show.

He told the website: "I think all the judges, well the three new ones, deserve an extra year as one year people can judge you on it but on the second year, you're more relaxed then you can really get into it.

"I think last year, it was quite big for all three of them so if Kelly doesn’t do it then it would be great to get someone."

And if Kelly doesn't return, Olly revealed he already had his own ideas for her replacement.

"I’m very much for [tag]Cheryl Cole[/tag] coming back for me personally - just because I’m a big X Factor fan and I have been for many years," he added.

Auditions for [cat]The X Factor 2012[/cat] with the judges begin filming next month.

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