Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis has said she wants to become a full time judge on the show.
The Bleeding Love singer appeared as a guest judge at try outs in London for the upcoming series, and enjoyed the experience.
She said: "It was strange at first as I’d previously been on the other side of the panel but I really enjoyed seeing first hand the talent that makes up the show."
"The highs were seeing some incredible raw talent, especially the guy singer/songwriters and some of the female power houses we found."
Asked if she would consider joining the panel full time, Leona admitted: "I think one day it would be great to really mentor and work hands on with the talent."
She added: "There was a great synergy on the panel. Gary is so respected and lovely, Tulisa is so talented and passionate and Louis has a great eye for potential."
And her favourite judge? "I love Gary!"
The X Factor starts on Saturday night from 8PM on ITV1.