X Factor's Cheryl on voiceover star Peter Dickson's exit: 'It's sad'

Published Wednesday, Jul 29 2015, 10:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said it's sad Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw won't have Peter Dickson's famous voice introducing them on this year's X Factor.

Peter, the voice of X Factor, announced yesterday that he was bowing out of the show after 11 series announcing the judges and contestants on stage in his famous deep voice.

Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: X Factor judges picture 2015

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Rita, Nick and Cheryl.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, returning judge Cheryl said: "It's sad because their names aren't going to get called out [in his voice]."

Sad indeed.

But new judge Nick had an idea for a possible replacement... Shaggy! He said: "I thought Shaggy could replace him, I thought that'd be nice don't you think?"

Rita and Cheryl agreed!

X Factor bosses and Shaggy, it's over to you!

The 12th series of X Factor kicks off later this year on ITV. Returning judges Cheryl and Simon Cowell will be joined by new judges Nick and Rita, while Caroline Flack and Olly Murs will host the main show, and Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom will present spinoff show Xtra Factor.

Check out Cheryl's hair transformation below:

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