Sinitta on The X Factor: "Louis and Cheryl will be back"

Published Tuesday, May 5 2015, 00:01 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
As a recurring mentor on The X Factor and a close friend of its creator, Simon Cowell, Sinitta reveals exactly what she makes of the show's potential panel line-up, which has yet to be officially announced.

Sinitta at the British LGBT Awards at the Landmark Hotel 24/04/15


"Despite what he's said, I think Louis Walsh will come back, even though he's said he'll need a lot of persuading," says 51-year-old Sinitta, "Simon would find it too weird without him. When they got rid of him in 2007, Simon only lasted about a week before he had to bring him back."

And while 62-year-old Louis' place is yet to be confirmed, one judge that appears likely to return alongside Simon is Geordie superstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Despite Cheryl, 31, complaining about the show's effect on her after taking on the job last year, saying 'It's very tasking. It takes up a lot of my energy', Sinitta explains that the show hasn't been all bad for the pop star.

Simon Cowell and Sinitta at Britain's Got Talent wrap party held at 45 Park Lane


Sinitta with her close friend Simon Cowell.

"Even though it's a full on job, she gets paid a lot to do it and it's only three months of the year," Sinitta says. "If you're doing something you love, it shouldn't feel like hard work. Plus the show is great for her career."

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The proposed changes come after bosses of the show were rumoured to have started a ruthless bid to shake-up the panel, which would help the show to dominate rating battles in its 12th series.

Another person Sinitta admits she'd love to see make a return is outspoken 39-year-old Mel B, who was a hit with fans of the show last year.

"Even though sometimes it could get a bit uncomfortable because Mel could be so feisty and came across as fake with some things, I was totally on board with a lot of what she said," Sinitta reveals. "She would tell it how it is, and that was what the show needed."

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