When it comes to television shows such as The X Factor and the likes of, once a season has finished, the rumours begin to flow about who is leaving, who will return and who could join the show. However, with the new season of the UK version of The X Factor just around the corner, those rumours could come a little early.
The X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has confirmed that Gary Barlow will leave The X Factor after the new season, "If Simon comes back, the dynamic would be very different. Gary wouldn't be there - he'll be leaving at the end of this year. Simon is a great judge so we'd welcome him back, but Gary's been such a great head judge as well," Dermot revealed.
O'Leary then went on to admit that he would love to swap his role as The X Factor host, for a place on the judging panel, adding, "Oh yeah man. I'd love to judge. I'd be so strict - I'd be nice and strict. I'd be so hardcore. I'd say it how it is."
Fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh has also confirmed that he will leave at the end of the new season, while Sharon Osbourne claimed that she was only back for one season. If Nicole Scherzinger also decides to quit The X Factor, we could see an all new judging panel in 2013.