The X Factor is back next week, and – as is the norm – the judges’ categories have leaked.
Bit of a shitshow to be honest: Nicole Scherzinger has been given the Overs, Sharon Osbourne has the girls, Simon Cowell has the groups, and Louis Walsh has the boys.
Louis last had that category in 2013 when he took charge of Nicholas McDonald, Luke Friend and Sam Callahan, while Sharon had the girls in 2007’s series four (Alisha Bennett, Emily Nakanda, Kimberley Southwick).
Scherzy has never had the Overs on the UK version, though she did look after them during her brief tenure on the US panel.
Simon hasn’t had the groups in the UK since he put One Direction together, though he did have them on the US show twice: in 2012, when he assembled Fifth Harmony, and again in 2013, when he won with Alex & Sierra.
The X Factor starts next Saturday on ITV.