Louis: Simon And Cheryl Both Quitting X Factor
Louis Walsh lets slip that only he and Dannii will return to the show…
The Irish star said two new judges would be brought in to replace the departing pair, confirming speculation that Cheryl will join Simon on the judging panel of the new American X Factor: “It will be me and Dannii on the UK show with two more people,” Louis said.
Although Cheryl’s slot on the US judging panel is yet to be confirmed, the strongest indication came this week from a boss at the Fox network, which will air the show in the States: “If Cheryl was to be on the show, I think she’s proved she’s a terrific judge” Fox head of entertainment Peter Rice said. “She has wonderful chemistry with Simon.”
An ITV insider told News of the World that the network is keen to have Cheryl appear on both shows consecutively, but that seems unlikely: “It will be a disaster if they both go. The bosses are desperate to find a way around it but it will be such a huge commitment being on both shows.
“Simon’s priority is making the US X Factor the biggest TV show in the world. Cheryl wants to have a life. She doesn’t want to spend two days a week on flights across the Atlantic.”