CONFIRMED: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw AND Rita Ora all signed up to The X Factor 2015


by Emmeline Saunders |
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Exciting news – Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has just let slip the full line-up of the judging panel on this year's X Factor!

The singer confirmed that she'll be returning to the show along with Simon Cowell, plus Rita Ora and Nick 'Grimmy' Grimshaw taking seats beside them.

Rita has already appeared as a guest judge back in 2012 but said she "can't wait" to find some talented singers. "It's the new generation taking over. Booooom!" she said.

Grimmy, meanwhile, is best known for his breakfast radio presenting, but as a "religious" watcher of The X Factor since it started, reckons he's the right person for the job.

"Music is my job and my passion and I'm really looking forward to seeing what talent we can find and nurture this year. I can't wait for Judges Houses in Oldham," he added.

OMG – we can't wait to see his house either!

Despite some grumblings from ex-judge Louis Walsh, who recently told heat he thought Cheryl was "lazy" and "irrelevant", she'll be coming back to the show for her fifth series.

She said: "I haven't been as excited about an X Factor season since I first became a judge.

"The addition of Rita and Grimmy along with some interesting changes we've made to the format has refocused us to do what we do best, finding talent and making stars. I cannot wait to get started."

Meanwhile, show creator and head judge Simon said he thinks he'll be in for "a rough time" with a much younger panel of judges, but hopes to find a new star.

The X Factor returns to ITV this autumn. CANNAE WAIT.

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15 most eccentric X Factor finalists ever!

Chico, series 21 of 15

Chico, series 2

Finest moment: Chico Time

Same Difference, series 42 of 15

Same Difference, series 4

Finest moment: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go:

Rhydian Roberts, series 43 of 15

Rhydian Roberts, series 4

Finest moment: Phantom Of The Opera

Jedward, series 64 of 15

Jedward, series 6

Finest moment: Ghostbusters

Storm Lee, series 75 of 15

Storm Lee, series 7

Finest moment: We Built This City

Katie Waissel, series 76 of 15

Katie Waissel, series 7

Finest moment: Don't Give Up On Me aka "Sod it"

Nicolo Festa, series 77 of 15

Nicolo Festa, series 7

Finest moment: Just Dance

Diva Fever, series 78 of 15

Diva Fever, series 7

Finest moment: Barbra Streisand

Wagner, series 79 of 15

Wagner, series 7

Finest moment: She Bangs/Love Shack:

X_Factor_Series_8_Johnny_Robinson10 of 15


Kitty Brucknell, series 811 of 15

Kitty Brucknell, series 8

Finest moment: Who Wants To Live Forever

2 Shoes, series 812 of 15

2 Shoes, series 8

Finest moment: Something Kinda Ooooh

Rylan Clark, series 913 of 15

Rylan Clark, series 9

Finest moment: Spice Girls medley

Blonde Electra, series 1114 of 15

Blonde Electra, series 11

Finest moment: Kids In America

Stevi Ritchie, series 1115 of 15

Stevi Ritchie, series 11

Finest moment: Livin' La Vida Loca

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