Simon Cowell CONFIRMS X Factor 2017 panel

Jennifer Read-Dominguez
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From Digital Spy

The endless speculation is over: Simon Cowell has FINALLY revealed who will be judging The X Factor 2017.

Returning to the ITV talent competition alongside Simon will be three of its all-time most popular judges: Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.

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In the exact same line-up as last year, Simon confirmed that 2016's foursome will be back ahead of the judge's auditions, which start later this year.

Speaking to The Sun, Simon said: "I don't think for the moment we'd want to make any changes.

"It worked on X Factor last year and the Britain's Got Talent panel works really well."

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He added: "There's always room to come up with new ideas for shows but you've got to look at the whole landscape.

"It's a crowded market but there's always room for something new if it's a good idea."

Louis and Sharon made up the original X Factor judging panel with Simon 13 years ago, while Nicole has appeared on both the US and UK panels.

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Nicole cast doubt on whether she'd return to the ITV reality show after she wanted to return to music, but it looks like she's back on board.

The X Factor returns to ITV later in the year.

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