With all the speculation about the X Factor judging panel lineup of late, former winner James Arthur has had his say on who he thinks should be on the show.
It’s been reported that Simon Cowell has already axed Tulisa, Gary Barlow is thinking of leaving and Nicole Scherzinger is also on shaky ground.
James was mentored by the Pussycat Doll in the 2012 series and thinks she needs to be back at the judges’ table this year, because she is so popular with UK TV viewers.
The ‘Impossible’ hit maker has remained in contact with the brunette beauty and in a recent interview insisted:
“It’s up to Nicole to be back. She’s an artist and I know she writes all the time, so she may want to put something out there next year.
“I think the UK are in love with her and would love her back. I’d love to return next year as a guest and see her behind the panel, it would be amazing.”
James is currently on the UK tour with his X Factor co stars and he thinks the judges and the staff from last year’s show did some brilliant work.
His debut single was the biggest selling X Factor record of all time and he credits Nicole and co with the result, telling The Student Pocket Guide:
“The panel that we’ve got at the minute is doing alright. We’ve got the fastest selling x Factor single yet, so they can’t be doing too much wrong.
The show has been going on for a lot of years and there’s press about it needing a revamp. We’ve got the fastest selling single an I’m really ecited to be part of that.”
The tour ends very soon and afterwards Arthur and his pals are going to take a well earned break. he may even catch up with Nicole as he’s heading stateside and tweeted to reveal:
“Visas all sorted for Miami!! Me and my boys jettin off the 16th! Yeahhhh boiiiiiiiii”
He’s loving the concerts for now though and added:
“Sick crowd tonight at wembley #LOVE”
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