Leona Lewis hopes for full time X Factor judging role in future

Leona Lewis (X Factor 2012 promo)

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.

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