Buried within her new tell-all autobiography, Mrs O let the news slip confirming that all four judges were leaving the talent show after this series finishes.
“We were drained, all four of us, and began talking about what we were going to do next year,” Sharon confessed in her candid penning, Unbreakable.
“Gary planned to go back on tour and work on a new album because that’s what he does, that’s his day job.
“It was the same for Nicole; she was going back into the studio and then on tour. They were both leaving to get back to their lives. Louis too had decided it was time to bow out.”
The bronzed babe, who recently confessed exclusively to LOOK that she’s been putting on a brave face for the cameras, is said to be worried about her singing career taking a backseat.
“She wants to get back to what she is best at. Being a TV star isn’t a priority for her,” dished a source close to Nicole.
With the entire Saturday night line-up hanging up their mentoring hats, will Simon Cowell and his trusty white v-neck be stepping back into the British spotlight?
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By Claire Blackmore