Rihanna And Rita Ora Will Not Join The X Factor, Says Simon Cowell

10 April 2014, 07:48 | Updated: 10 April 2014, 07:50

Simon Cowell Britains Got Talent

The music mogul responds to claims that the female stars could be joining the judging panel.

Simon Cowell has responded to rumours that either Rita Ora or Rihanna could be joining the panel of The X Factor.

Ever since the music mogul and Cheryl Cole announced their return, rumours have been rife as to who may replace Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.

"In terms of the rumours - Rita Ora no, Rihanna we never spoke to, Louis I would like to come back," he told the Daily Mirror at the launch of Britain's Got Talent yesterday (9th April). 

Rita ora and Rihanna

"It's a decision I've got to make with the producers and ITV so we'll see what happens."

Simon also admitted that BGT judge Alesha Dixon would potentially be a perfect pick for the panel but doesn't envisage her signing up.

"Do you know what I think? She'd be a great judge but I don't know whether she'd want to because she likes doing Got Talent," he explained. "We talked about it two years ago".

Who do you think should join the panel this year?

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