Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has let the cat out the bag...


X Factor 2015 looks set to be one of the best yet – and we haven't even met any of the contestants yet.

After much speculation, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini this morning confirmed what we all thought: that Nicholas Grimashaw and Rita Ora will be joining her, and Simon Cowell of course, on the judging panel of this year's talent show. Bring. It. On.

The singer revealed the news on Instagram, by posting a photo of herself with the other two new judges and the caption: Excited to be back on@thexfactoruk. Welcome to the show @ritaora and @nicholasgrimshaw.. and of course Cowell himself. This year is going to be so much fun!!! We're so excited to find the next star.


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Rita Ora has quit her role as judge on BBC's The Voice to head over to its rival on ITV1. The singer took to her own Instagram to share the same picture, along with the simple and effective caption 'Boooom'.

After Louis Walsh's departure from the show was announced a couple of months ago, Nick Grimshaw has been the hot favourite to replace him. Simon Cowell has made no secret of the fact he would like Grimmy on the panel, not least because he hopes the Radio 1 DJ will bring some of his A-list celebrity pals to the show. Fingers crossed for Kate Moss at judges houses, basically.


X Factor boss Simon also took to Twitter this morning to confirm the news, stating (sarcastically, we're guessing) that 'The best kept secret in TV is out!! But I am really happy with the new judging line up for X Factor this year. It's going to be a lot of fun.'

The father-of-one added:


So, was Cheryl maybe not meant to let that one out of the bag? It wouldn't surprise us if she's already trying to cause trouble for Simon.

Looks like this year's X Factor is definitely going to get those bums back on seats (sofas). We know we'll be tuning in...

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