Who will sit alongside Simon Cowell on the judges panel in the upcoming season of X Factor UK? Pop singer Robbie Williams could be one of them. Appearing on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week, Robbie didn’t confirm, but neither denied the rumors that have been swirling lately.
Insisting that he hadn’t signed any contracts, Robbie told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “There’s a lot of me that would love to do it…but there’s nothing there.”
According to rumors, Robbie is said to have been involved in “secret negotiations” and producers are hopeful he’ll sign up.
“Me and Simon and Lauren and the kids and little Eric hang out an awful lot and talk about a lot of things.
“Nothing’s signed but watch this space and I guarantee you will be the first people I speak to about it.”
ITV confirmed earlier this month that alongside Simon Cowell, three new judges will be join the upcoming season of X Factor UK . When the first rumors surfaced that Simon wanted to shake up the panel, it turned out Sharon and Louis had 3 year contracts with the show that would have to paid up before any shake up.
But in the weeks that followed, both Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh quit the show, while Sharon Osbourne will act as a fifth judge for the live shows.
X Factor producers have described the change as “the start of a new era” for the show, which will air its 15th season this year.