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26/10/2015 09:53 GMT | Updated 26/10/2015 09:59 GMT

'X Factor' 2015 To Feature Wildcard Act? Simon Cowell Fuels Suspicions On 'This Morning'

Simon Cowell has fuelled speculation that there will be a wildcard act on ‘The X Factor’, following the reveal of the final 12.

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Sunday (25 October) night’s show saw the public discover which acts would be progressing to the live shows, with favourites such as Monica Michael and Josh Daniel failing to make the cut.

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Simon Cowell

However, not all hope is lost for them yet, as it appears one or more of them could be returning.

On Monday’s episode of ‘This Morning’, showbiz reporter Rylan Clark played a VT of Simon being quizzed about the possibility of a wildcard.

“I wouldn’t rule anything out right now,” he said cryptically.

Rylan then suggested to hosts Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard that there could be a fifth ‘wildcard’ category, mentored by Louis Walsh, who is heavily rumoured to be returning as a fifth judge.

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Louis Walsh is rumoured to be returning

Simon recently teased why there would be a need for a fifth judge on the show, telling The Sun: "There is also something else which we haven't announced yet which will make the logic of having a fifth judge."

Could this be a wildcard category...?

HuffPost UK has contacted an ‘X Factor’ spokesperson for comment.

‘The X Factor’ live shows begin on Saturday (31 October) at 8pm on ITV.

Find out who the final 12 are in our gallery below...

Photo gallery'X Factor' Final 12 See Gallery

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