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9 March 2021, 12:50
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson is said to be at the top of Simon Cowell’s list to fill a judging slot on The X Factor when it returns.
After quitting in December last year to follow her own solo passions, we could see the songstress back on our TV screens.
A source told the tabloids: “It’s a no-brainer for Simon to have someone as successful as Jesy, who the show made, back on the panel.
“She knows the ups and downs of the music industry inside out, and what it takes to be a successful pop star.
“Her name has been banded around by Simon and his team as someone who could breathe a bit of new life into the show when it’s back next year.”
Jesy would be following in the footsteps of One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, who appeared as a judge on the show in 2018, eight years after he and his bandmates came third on the series.
She’s already had mentor experience on Little Mix: The Search, the band’s talent show that aired in 2020 two months before she left.