X Factor UK Judges Confirmed 2013

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger for X Factor 2013Further to THIS post last month, it comes as no surprise at all that the judges for this year’s X Factor have apparently been confirmed by Louis Walsh as himself, Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. As previously reported, Sharon has allegedly been offered a contract worth more than any other TV judge ever – close to £2million. Nicole hasn’t confirmed that she has signed on the dotted line but Louis’ recent verbal diarrhea would suggest she either has or is in the process of doing so.

So how do we feel about it? I think the hype surrounding Sharon’s return means we’re expecting big things from her. It’ll take more than a glass of water over Louis to impress us now. It’ll be interesting to see what she delivers. The dynamic between the two women on the panel is always a subject of fascination. Will Nicole feel overshadowed? Will she be reduced to ‘the eye candy’? (I certainly hope not, because she proved to be a more than capable mentor last series.) Will they both get on?! Are we going to have a Dannii vs Sharon-style conflict again? (Probably not, considering Nicole won’t be banging her boss.) Other than that, we know what to expect from Gary and Louis now, I doubt they’ll be any surprises from them. So this series really will be all about the ladies…

The X Factor USA judges have also been confirmed – click here to see who made the panel.