Simon Cowell Reveals His X-Factor Judging Line-Up – And How He Is Shaking Up The Auditions

After weeks of Simon Cowell getting rid of ALL his employees in one of the most brutal television culls ever, the revitalised judging line-up for The X Factor has been revealed.judgeIt’s actually the dream team panel of Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and the dark lord himself, Simon Cowell. Yes, you read correctly, no Cheryl.

This panel have NEVER shared the bench together. Nicole joined the team when Simon crossed the pond for the American X Factor, which meant her tenure was during Gary Barlow‘s time in the hot seat.

The best news to come out of this whole shake-up is the return of the studio auditions. Maybe this redux – and Dermot O’Leary’s welcome return – will be what it takes to get the singing competition back on its feet, before The Voice moves to ITV next year.