Currently Dannii Mingoue has revealed that she is pregnant and the birth of the baby could be during this summer, the problem is that because of this she would be unable to appear in some of the live auditions and later stages.
Simon Cowell is very reluctant to keep on the judging panel, and has instead been tasked to scour for new judges.
In the latest odds Mel B is one of the favourites, with Robbie Williams and close second. ITV bosses were seen wining and dining Mel B during their trip to Los Angeles where they had originally had discussions with Simon Cowell about the new series.
Former Spice Girl, Mel B would be seen as some as a good choice due to her unwillingness to listen to anyone, so expect fireworks on the panel between her and Simon.
There are also rumours that Holly Willoughby will also be replaced as host of the Xtra Factor and could be replaced with Cheryl Cole’s fellow band mate Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud.