The X Factor Judges' Categories Revealed
SPOILER ALERT: Newspaper spills the beans on this year's categories...
Louis Walshhas been rewarded for his 10 years of loyal service by being handed the mentorship of the boys - rather than the over-25s as on numerous previous occasions.
And it is apparently prodigal motherSharon Osbourne who will be taking care of the older contestants on her return to the hit ITV show.
A source told the paper: "The groups are really strong and Gary knows all about how to get the best out of them — because of his experience with Take That.
"The boys are also always a strong category, with Nicole winning with James Arthur last year, so Louis is thrilled.
"Nicole is happy with her category, saying from the outset she wanted the girls after doing well with the boys last year.
"Sharon has got the Overs, which has not been too lucky over the past few series. But if anyone can knock them into shape, she can."
A change to the format of the show is reported to have seen the judges told their groups before the "boot camp" stage of the contest.
We told you earlier today how Charlotte Church claims to have turned down a job on the panel.