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Sinitta wants X Factor seat

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Sinitta wants X Factor seat

Sinitta wants to join 'The X Factor' panel.

The 'So Macho' hitmaker regularly sits alongsid boss Simon Cowell as his guest in the Judges' Houses round on the show but she believes, with the amount of experience she's clocked up over the years, she should get her own seat.

She said: "I do think it's time for me to be on the panel! I have to admit that no contracts have been sent to me yet, so sadly I have a feeling it's not going to happen this year."

However, although she's devastated she hasn't been asked to dish out her vocal advice when the show returns to screens for another series later this year, the 52-year-old singer believes the new line-up consisting of Simon, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh is great.

Speaking to Star magazine, she said: "The line-up sounds really good, especially as they are all really good friends."

The foursome certainly have plenty of experience as Sharon previously appeared on the panel from 2004 until 2007 and then again in 2013, Nicole proved a popular judge when she featured on the show in 2012 and 2013 and Louis, is bringing brought back after he was dropped last year and replaced with Nick Grimshaw after 11 years on the show.

Sharon, 63, said: "I'm overjoyed about going back to 'The X Factor', sitting with Lou Lou, Nicole and naughty Simon."

Nicole, 37 - whose act James Arthur won in 2012 - added: "I can't wait to be back in the UK and on the show with the best judges sitting alongside me on the panel."

And Louis, 63, concluded: "He'd say otherwise but I knew Simon missed me last year! I'm delighted to be back on the panel especially beside my two favourite female judges."

Meanwhile, the trio aren't the only familiar faces to grace the show this year as Dermot O'Leary has also been persuaded to reclaim his hosting gig following the departure of Caroline Flack and Olly Murs - who were brought in as his replacement last year - in January.