X Factor Rumour Mill Latest: Louis Walsh Thinks Simon & Cheryl Are Out (& Wants David Bowie As Replacement)

For those (sane) individuals who actually can’t stand the sight of Simon ‘smug face’ Cowell and Cheryl ‘ah thoroughly enjoyed meself’ Cole, Louis Walsh has delivered a lovely bit of news: yes, the Irish wonder who keeps getting younger (has a ring to it, no?) has said that he thinks the pair will be replaced by two new judges for the new series.

Speaking to OK!TV, Walsh explained that he’d had an “off the record chat with Simonâ€? (ah, just think of the things that were said) and thinks that his and Dannii’s place on the show is safe, but isn’t so sure about Si-Chez (totally getting into this celebrity combined names thing).

Walshy said: “” No-one has been hired for it yet… I think that there will be two new judges and I think Simon and Cheryl will be in America during the next UK series.â€?

Listing his dream line-up of judges, he said: “Someone like David Bowie, Paul McCartney or Lenny Kravitz.”

But spoiling the dream, Walsh also added that he’d like to see Sharon Osbourne join him once more, thus creating the eternal X Factor dilemma: what’s worse? Si-Chez or Sharon Osbourne? (or indeed the sight of Simon and Sharon puckering up, as pictured above… *shudder*)

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