X Factor news: Tulisa’s out, Sharon’s back in!

It’s been revealed that Sharon Osbourne is to return to the X Factor this year! Sharon will take the Tulisa’s spot on the judging panel for the 10th anniversary year of the X Factor.

The news of Sharon’s return came just a few hours after Tulisa tweeted that she would not be returning to the show. Simon Cowell said of the news: ‘Three words I never thought I’d say… Welcome back Sharon!’ 

Although the last time Sharon was a judge on the show was 6 years ago, she has returned regularly as a guest mentor to help Louis Walsh choose his acts for the live shows.

Sharon has said that she ‘can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis’. We reckon there might be fireworks!

Tulisa broke the news to her followers on Twitter that she wouldn’t be returning on Monday. She tweeted: ‘Just wanted to let you all know that I won’t be part of the X Factor panel this year. I’ve had a great time on the show, but this year it’s time to do something different. I’d like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years. Stay tuned as I have a very exciting announcement soon!’

Well, we can’t wait to see how they all get on! 

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