Jesy Nelson’s fans become convinced she’s joining the X Factor as a judge after spotting a clue online – amid claims she’s ‘Simon Cowell’s top choice for the panel
Fans are convinced Jesy Nelson is set to become a judge on The X Factor when it returns in 2022, after noticing a ‘telling clue’ online.
The former Little Mix star, 29, who appeared on the reality music competition in 2011, appears to be joining the panel after the X Factor Wikipedia page listed her as a judge for the show’s 16th series, expected to air next Autumn.
Debut? Fans are convinced Jesy Nelson is set to become a judge on The X Factor when it returns in 2022, after noticing a ‘telling clue’ online
However, the online platform allows anyone to edit site pages, so she legitimacy of the claim is currently unsubstantiated and has since been removed.
MailOnline have reached out to Jesy’s reps for further comment.
With the show set to be rebooted in 2022, after taking a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a four-year break from its usual civilian format, it seems Simon has confirmed his plans to bring Jesy home.
A source told The Sun in March: ‘It’s a no-brainer for Simon to have someone as successful as Jesy, who the show made, back on the panel.
Wow: The singer, 29, who appeared on the music competition in 2011, appears to be joining the panel after the X Factor Wikipedia page listed her as a judge for the 16th series (pictured Simon Cowell)
‘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 has already appeared as a judge for Little Mix’s talent show, The Search, which has to date, aired only one season.
Production on the series – which looks for a new band, rather than an array of categories like X Factor – was also interrupted by the pandemic.
Dream team: The digital encyclopedia also stated that Simon, Nicole Scherzinger (pictured far left) and Cheryl (pictured far right) will resume their judging roles on the new season
Uncertainty: However, the online platform allows anyone to edit site pages, so she legitimacy of the claim is currently unsubstantiated and has since been removed
She quit the girl group in December 2020, shortly after The Search aired, following the release of Little Mix’s sixth studio album Confetti.
Remaining members Perrie Edward, Jade Thirlwall, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock will continue in the band – which celebrates 10 years this year.
Meanwhile, when The X Factor aired its last ‘regular’ series in 2018, Simon was joined by Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to judge, as well as Louis Tomlinson.
Winners! Little Mix became the first-ever band to win the competition, but Jesy quit the girl group in December 2020, (pictured on the X Factor in 2011)