It has been reported that former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne is in talks to make a return to the judging panel for 2013, at the expense of Tulisa Contostavlos. There have been rumours for weeks now, that Tulisa will be leaving and it appears that those rumours may well be true.
An insider told The People, “Sharon has been approached and discussions have begun about her returning for the 2013 show, she is really up for it. It is still early days in terms of contracts, but a return for Sharon is certainly the way things are looking at the moment.”
They added, “She was in the UK last month and X Factor bosses took the opportunity to put the idea to her. She had a long meeting with them and she has decided that she would love to come back. Louis [Walsh] can't contain his excitement, he has been begging Sharon to come back for years so he is desperately hoping it all works out.”
Every year, after The X Factor finishes, there are always a number of rumours that fly around about who will be on the judging panel for next year. It is believed that Louis Walsh will remain on the show and Simon Cowell hopes that Nicole Scherzinger will also return for 2013.