Sharon Osbourne is rejoining the judges panel on the U.K. version of “X Factor” for the show’s 10th season. Osbourne will be replacing Tulisa Contostavlos, joining fellow judges Take That singer Gary Barlow, singer Nicole Scherzinger and entertainment manager Louis Walsh.
Osbourne was one of “X Factor’s” original judges, sitting on the panel from 2004 to 2007.
“I couldn’t be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of ‘X Factor,’” she said of her return to the show. ”I can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!”
Executive producer Simon Cowell added: ”Three words I never thought I’d say: Welcome back Sharon!”
Dermot O’Leary will be retuning to host the show. The “X Factor” U.K. will return to ITV in the fall.