ITV confirms X Factor 2016 panel, including Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger

ITV confirms X Factor 2016 panel, including Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger

ITV has announced the panel for this year’s X Factor.

Rock royalty Sharon Osbourne, pop sensation Nicole Scherzinger and chart maestro Louis Walsh, will sit alongside The X Factor creator and music mogul Simon Cowell on the panel.

They will join returning host Dermot O’Leary to kick off the new series. In addition, one of the fans’ favourite aspects of the show has been revived, the legendary room auditions.

The judges’ auditions will begin on Friday June 10th at the home of the Premier League Champions, Leicester City’s King Power Stadium in Leicester.

ITV Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: “Simon, Sharon, Louis and Nicole – they’re a formidable judging panel by anyone’s standards. With Dermot hosting and the return of the audition rooms, there’s a lot to look forward to this series, as we welcome back one of our biggest entertainment brands.”

The X Factor will return to ITV later this year alongside sister show, The Xtra Factor on ITV2. Fans of the show can follow all the action via @TheXFactor on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook.com/TheXFactor

Updated on Thursday 2 June 2016 by TV Newsroom in