Simon Cowell and his X Factor team have quite a lot of work on their hands before the start of the new season of The X Factor USA. It was already known quite early on that LA Reid would be leaving his seat at the judges table and since then Britney Spears has also revealed that she will not be returning for another season of the show.
So now, the search is on for two new judges to join The X Factor USA judging panel and there have already been plenty of names linked to the empty seats. May have been claiming that Cheryl Cole is almost a certainty to return, while other names such as Sharon Osbourne, Cher Lloyd and Lady Gaga have been mentioned.
But what about Justin Timberlake? Could he be capable of taking on the role of an X Factor USA judge? Well it seems that he couldn't, "I could never do that. I'd feel too bad, you know, to tell someone no. And it's obvious when someone's not good. But I just don't have the heart," he explained.
It is not only The X Factor USA which will be causing Simon Cowell and the team work, as the UK version of the show is also in need of some attention. It is claimed that Tulisa Contostavlos will definitely be leaving the show, while Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh are all yet to confirm where they stand. Watch this space!