04/09/2014 11:23 BST | Updated 04/09/2014 11:59 BST

'The X Factor': Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole And Simon Cowell... Who IS The Best Judge Ever? (PICS)

The ‘X Factor’ judging panel has certainly seen a lot of changes during the ten years that the reality show juggernaut has been dominating British telly.

What started out as three music managers - that’s Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, in case you’ve forgotten - looking for the next big name in British talent evolved series after series, thanks to the introduction to proceedings of popstars like Dannii Minogue, Kelly Rowland and Nicole Scherzinger.


We’ve seen laughter, tears, arguments and more water thrown in people’s faces than an entire Ice Bucket Challenge roundup, as the various incarnations of the judging panel have battled it out to prove they’re the ones who know what they’re talking about.

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Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Gary Barlow

With a brand new panel for 2014, including the arrival of former Spice Girl Mel B to the judges’ table, the question still remains, who is the best ‘X Factor’ judge ever? Is Cheryl “right up your street”, or do you have more of a soft spot for Gary Barlow?

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Before you make your mind up and vote for your favourite in the poll above, why not click through our gallery to find out what we have to say about each of the stars who’ve sat at the judges’ table in years gone by…?

Photo gallery'X Factor' Judges Ranked Worst To Best See Gallery