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‘The X Factor UK’ Judging Panel Will Remain The Same For 2017

The X Factor UK has yet to wrap its 2016 competition, but ITV is already looking ahead to the 2017 season — with more from our current judging panel.

According to a source for The Sun, 2016 judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh are all expected to return for The X Factor UK 2017.

“Simon wants all the judges back next year,” the source stated. “Contracts haven’t been signed but negotiations are already well under way.”

This is a huge departure from last year’s panel, which pretty much got nuked from orbit as soon as that season wrapped, with Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, and Cheryl Cole being dropped from the series.

'The X Factor UK' Judging Panel Will Remain The Same For 2017

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The X Factor UK 2016 heads into its semifinal this weekend with a Christmas theme, as Matt Terry, Emily Middlemas, Saara Aalto and Five After Midnight compete for a spot in next weekend’s finale. We’ll have all the results on Sunday, with the big reveal of which three acts advanced to the finale.

But what do you think about the judging panel remaining the same for 2017? Sound off in the comments!

And for more news on The X Factor UK, read the touching letter Honey G left for her fellow contestants after her elimination!

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