'X Factor' 2017: Judges All Tipped To Return For Next Year's Series

Listen closely, and you'll hear three deep sighs of relief.

Given that Simon Cowell has a penchant for ditching ‘X Factor’ judges at the drop of a hat, his fellow members of the panel would be forgiven for fearing they could be next for the chop.

However, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger can reportedly all breathe a sigh of relief, as “leaked” plans reveal that the music mogul is keen to keep them all around for at least another year.

Following the news that there will be at least three more series of ‘X Factor’, The Sun has reported that Simon will once again be joined by Louis, Sharon and Nicole in 2017, after finally nailing the “chemistry” he’s been looking for on the panel for the past few years.

<strong>Nicole, you can loosen your grip on Simon's hand now</strong>
Nicole, you can loosen your grip on Simon's hand now
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And as for Louis? Well, he’s not going anywhere either.

<strong>Louis Walsh</strong>
Louis Walsh
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All four judges have one act remaining in the competition ahead of this weekend’s semi-finals, following the departure of controversial novelty rapper Honey G in last weekend’s results show.

Find out how the four acts get on in this week’s live semi-final, kicking off on Saturday (3 December) at 8pm on ITV.

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