X Factor 2013: Sinitta hints at “exciting” but “shocking” changes on the show this year as Jahmene Douglas suggests Nicole Scherzinger may not be back!

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We reported earlier today that X Factor boss Simon Cowell had attended a glitzy party at Claridge’s last night to celebrate the one year anniversary of The Health Lottery, and accompanying him to the event was his right-hand woman, Sinitta…

And while speaking to Digital Spy at the bash, she hinted at big changes to come on X Factor, and implied that judge Nicole Scherzinger – who’s reportedly demanding a hefty pay rise to come back this year – may not return to the show.

She began by remarking that she didn’t know if former judge Sharon Osbourne would be back this year, saying, “Nothing’s been solidly decided yet…

“But I kind of do know what is happening and it’s exciting. I think you guys are going to be shocked.

“I think it’s going to be like, ‘Oh really?’ But it’s not going to be me on the panel.”

Also attending the do was last year’s runner-up Jahmene Douglas, who, when quizzed about this year’s judging line-up said, “I know that [Nicole is] working on her album, so I know that she’ll be touring with it…

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“I think each year probably needs to be different. To have Sharon back would be cool, she’s crazy. She’s a lovely, lively character.”

We will of course keep you posted on any further goss, but for now, here’s a look at last night’s posh party…

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