The Metro Newspaper claims to have an exclusive on who the judges are taking with them as helpers in the next stage of the competition.
While it’s been hotly rumoured that Tulisa is in the running to join Louis Walsh in Bermuda to help him whittle down the groups, now Metro can give you the full rundown.
Joining Cheryl in Nice will be Oz singer Sia – the pair clearly struck up a bond while working on Mrs Fernandez-Versini’s new album Only Human.
Mel B will be whisked off to Mexico to knock the boys into shape with US icon Jason Derulo.
While Louis will have Tulisa with him and the groups in Bermuda, Simon will get help with the Over 25s from his two favourite females (excluding Lauren Silverman, of course) as Sinitta and Paula Abdul get set to join him, revealed our show insider.
Judges’ houses guests were apparently finalised this week and the four judges are expected to begin filming later this week.
However, if one of the judges’ fancies a change of heart on who they take, things could change as when contacted by Metro.co.uk, an X Factor spokesperson said: ‘Nothing is confirmed at this stage.’
X Factor returns to ITV on Saturday 30th August.