Has The X Factor 2017 judging panel been LEAKED?

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Has The X Factor 2017 judging panel been LEAKED?

We LOVE the sound of this…

We at heat have been in a perpetual state of mourning since Honey G was booted off The X Factor this weekend. We wept even more when we read the CUTEST NOTE EVER she left for her fellow contestants.

But the show has finally given us something to smile about, as next year's X Factor judging panel has reportedly been leaked – and its set to feature THE SAME JUDGES.

And, given that this year's panel has been full to the brim of (ALLEGED) drunkness, debauchery, and rumoured romances with contestants (we're looking at you, Matt Terry and Nicole Scherzinger), we're pretty chuffed.

Last year was a bit of a disaster, let's be real.

This is the first time the panel has remained the same in six years – since Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl and Dannii Minogue, who mentored between 2008 and 2010.

An insider for the show told The Sun that "negotiations are already well under way" and producers are keen to extend the panel to 2017.

This comes after Simon previously hinted that he wanted his mateys to return, telling Digital Spy when they asked about it: "I hope so yeah. Will you invite them?"

YAAAAASSS.

If a judging panel doesn't have Louis Walsh in it, is it really a judging panel?

Debatable.

In other X Factor news, did you see that 5 After Midnight maybe-kinda-sorta DISSED LOUIS WALSH? Why the AF do people hate on Louis so much? We can’t comprehend.

ALSO – there may now be FINAL PROOF that Honey G is fake (we think she's for realz, though)

Also – Sharon Osbourne has SLAMMED critics who claimed she was too drunk on the show (see above). She called them "sad f*cks". V fair.

And, most importantly, Honey G thinks she'll be as big as One Direction.

Same.

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