The X Factor UK: Sharon Osbourne confirmed to rejoin the judging panel

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Sharon Osbourne will be on The X Factor judging panel after replacing Tulisa...

Sharon Osbourne

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After months and months of rumours, we can now confirm that the X Factor judges for the next series are Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and - wait for it- Sharon Osbourne.

There you have it folks, after all the names thrown around there was only one change made to the panel.

After Tulisa announced that she was leaving the show we guessed the confirmation of Sharon's return would be coming soon.

ITV released a statement saying, "Rock royalty Sharon Osbourne makes a triumphant return to the show, joining Take That superstar Gary Barlow, US pop star Nicole Scherzinger and Svengali manager Louis Walsh in the search for the nation's next big singing sensation."

Shazza is well up for coming back as she said, "I couldn't be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of 'X Factor'. I can't wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!"

While Simon Cowell said, "Three words I never thought I'd say .... Welcome back Sharon!"



We are so happy Nicole managed to sign on for another year.

She added, "I had so much fun and such a great experience on the show last year – it far exceeded all my expectations! I always give 110 per cent to all I do and I put everything else on hold to focus on 'X Factor' and supporting my Scherzy boys.

"This year, now that I've worked out doing my new music and the show together, I am so excited to get back to the UK, my second home, and get stuck into 'X Factor' 2013!"

Gary said, "It's great to be back for the 10-year anniversary of 'X Factor' and my third year with the show. This year is looking to be our best yet!

"To have a winner like James Arthur last year was a big game changer; I really hope that his authenticity and credibility will attract acts of a similar talent this series and I'm very excited about that."

While Louis was all about Shazza saying, "I'm back with a vengeance! 10 years on and I'm just as thrilled to be involved in the best show on TV and even more delighted to be re-united with original judge Sharon Osbourne. Let the fun and games commence!"

The judges' auditions will start in Glasgow on 4 June 2013.

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