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Is Cheryl replacing Sinitta as guest judge during X Factor Judges' Houses?

Former X Factor judge Cheryl is tipped to be making a return to the ITV series

Sharnaz Shahid

With the anticipation building on this year's X Factor, it seems Simon Cowell has invited an old face back to the show. According to latest reports, former judge Cheryl is set to make a return to the show during the Judges' Houses round. However, not everyone is pleased with this news as Cheryl's appointment has meant Sinitta has been dropped as a guest judge. Speaking to Lorraine on Monday about the rumours, Dan Wootton explained: "The offer has been brutally withdrawn because Sinitta is being replaced by Cheryl, who is making her big X Factor comeback potentially before a return maybe to the judges’ panel next year." HELLO! Online has contacted a representative for Cheryl and Sinitta for comment.

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Cheryl has reportedly replaced Sinitta on this year's X Factor Judges' Houses round

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It's the third year in a row that Sinitta has been replaced by other stars - and she's reportedly not too pleased. "They decided to go 'in a different direction' is what one of the Directors told me. I had prepared and also turned down other work and created something incredible to wear," added Dan. Earlier this month, Sinitta confirmed that she was snubbed by X Factor, telling her followers on Twitter: "Today I was informed I will Not be doing @TheXFactor again this year (after being invited back 2 years in a row and so close to filming)." The tweet was accompanied by a Bitmoji which had the words, "That's cold," emblazoned across it.

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It's the third year in a row that Sinitta has been replaced by other stars

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The news comes shortly after Sinitta responded to rumours which suggested Cheryl would take her place at Judges' Houses. "You can’t look like that, have hair like that, have Liam [Payne], have the perfect baby, the perfect body, the perfect face, be a pop star, be drop-dead gorgeous and take Judges' Houses," she told Sun Online. "She needs to stay in her lane a little bit. I love you Chez but don’t even go there - not that I’m bothered. I thought I was coming back but now I’ve heard Cheryl is coming back. Simon has been a bit quiet - on text and WhatsApp."

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