Olly Murs backs Sharon Osbourne X Factor return
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 March 2013
Olly Murs would like the new 'X Factor' panel to consist of Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Robbie Williams and another female
Olly Murs wants Sharon Osbourne to return to 'The X Factor'.
The 'Xtra Factor' host - who shot to fame after coming second on the show in 2009 - is keen for head judge Gary Barlow to remain with the show, and wants him to sit alongside his Take That bandmate Robbie Williams, the former panelist, who departed in 2007, and another unnamed female.
Olly said: "I love Sharon Osbourne - it would be great to have her back
"It would be great to have her and another girl on the panel but I'm not too sure who. Definitely Robbie and Gary Barlow though - that would be pretty cool."
While both Robbie and Sharon have been linked with roles on the show following the apparent departure of Tulisa, Olly insists he has no idea who will be on the panel for the next series, including whether original judge Louis Walsh and last year's panelist Nicold Scherzinger will return.
He added to the Huffington Post: "There's been loads of speculation but we just don't know. Every year it's the same question and no-one ever knows. It's quite exciting, all these reports linking people to the panel."
And the 'Troublemaker' singer admitted it is "unlikely" he will join Caroline Flack as co-host of the spin-off show again because of his pop commitments.
He said: "We'll see what happens. Never say never. I've always sat on the fence - it looks unlikely but you never know what might happen.
"I think things will get confirmed in the next month or so as auditions will start in the next few months."
However, it has been claimed show bosses are desperate for him to return again and are looking at ways of accommodating his schedule.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Olly was so successful on the show and the main reason behind its increased ratings. We are considering ways to make it work for him."