Who are the X Factor 2017 judges? Latest news and rumours!

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Who are the judges for The X Factor 2017? As auditions near, here's all you need to know.

2016 saw Simon Cowell joined on the panel by Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh in the latest shake up to the show.

The judges line up on The X Factor hasn't stayed the same for more than a year since between 2008 and 2010 when Simon and Louis were joined by Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

But - if Simon gets his way - Sharon, Louis and Nicole will all be back this year.

Talking about The X Factor - and sister show Britain's Got Talent - Simon said he had no plans to make any changes.

He told The Sun newspaper: “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."

Of course, that depends on the other judges being on board.

Nicole Scherzinger said last month she wasn't sure if she wanted to be back.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Nicole said: "I might [be back on X Factor]. But I want to get back to creating. Last year I did a lot of TV and I loved it, but I didn’t spend time with the artist in me.

"The idea of doing that excites me more than anything."

However it seems Nicole is the only name in question.

Sharon has reportedly already signed £2 million deal while Irish music mogul Louis Walsh previously announced he'll be sticking firmly in his seat after leaving it for the first time ever in 2015.

Speaking ahead of last series' final, Louis declared: "Yes, I'm back next year. I've signed for the next two years."

Meanwhile, Dermot O'Leary has been confirmed to return as host.

The X Factor 2017 will air on ITV later this year.

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