The singer rose fame on the talent show, and is evens with bookmaker Coral to join Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson, after Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field announced their departure from the show.
Coral’s John Hill told Sun Online: “It will be all change on the judges’ seats on X Factor this year after Robbie and Ayda left the show and all the early money in our betting has been for Perrie Edwards to take up one of the spots on the panel.
“Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole have been backed to make returns to the show, as Simon Cowell may look for familiar faces this year as he battles to boost the ratings.”
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have quit the show, after just one season as judges and mentors on the ITV singing competition.
The real-life couple are stepping down in order to concentrate on their own careers, including Williams’ Las Vegas show which started in March 2019.
Talking about the decision on Instagram, the Angels singer told his 1.8 million followers: “We’ve got some very big announcements coming soon – but we can’t reveal all yet. Sadly though it’s impossible to do everything … and we’re gutted to tell you we won’t be able to return to The X Factor this year.”