Original 'X Factor' judge, Sharon Osbourne isn't one to stray away from controversy. So with rumours already circulating that she will indeed be returning to the panel of the UK X Factor's judging panel already rife, just what was she doing meeting up with original judges Simon Cowell (who's also the shows boss) and Louis Walsh on Friday night?
The stars were pictured alongside Simon's best friend Sinitta at the Arts Club in Mayfair, London. Simon knows his show is in trouble and was reported to have held crisis talks about how far the ratings dropped in the last series. As per normal with the series rumours have been rife since the last series went to air over who wouldn't be returning to the panel that currently consists of Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Constavalos and the only remaining original judge Louis. Tulisa's Dad has reportedly said his daughter won't be returning to the next series of the show.
Sharon was on the panel for the first four years of the show (2004-2007) and returned to help Louis out at the judges house stage of the competition last year, a role she had previously taken on in 2010. Sharon left the show after a backstage feud with new series four judge Danniii Minogue. Dannii has also left the series since and Sharon has expressed interest in returning to the panel talking to the press in September 2012, when she said she'd "love" to be back on the show.
Simon was also rumoured to be wanting Cheryl Cole back on the panel. Cheryl replaced Sharon as the fourth judge in 2008, leaving the show in 2010 to take on the same role for the launch of the American series in 2011. Things didn't work out for her their however and she was rather publicly fired before the American show got past it's audition stages. Simon himself has said he'd be too busy to return to the UK series as he would want to concentrate on the American series which runs at the same time.
What do you think of the idea of Mrs Osbourne returning to the panel? Or do you have any other ideas on how to shake up the judging panel?