The 15th (FIFTEENTH) collection of The X element starts imminently, which means it's nearly mid-winter and we have the right to wave goodbye to any kind of hope of acquiring into shape as we'll be sat on the sofa v a selection of take-aways every Saturday and also Sunday evening for the foreseeable future. And we ain't sorry.

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In case you weren't currently super excited for every the weird and also wonderful auditions we'll indeed be talking about for the next couple of weeks, check out this preview of vocal team Rak-Su.



Anyway, while we're over the moon to check out the return the the talent display giant, we doubt we're fairly as thrilled as the X aspect judges – Nicole Scherzinger, luigi Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and, that course, Simon Cowell – as their recent employment comes through a pretty hefty salary packet.

Yep. While the judges' salaries for this year have actually not yet been officially revealed, The Mirror has previously reported the panel's income in 2016. So, we're expecting big things for this year, too.


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According to the newspaper, critical year louis took home a healthy £1 million for his contribution to the show, if Sharon reportedly pocketed £1.7 million.

Nicole is said to have been payment £1.8 million because that her duty on the judging dashboard in 2016, yet there's quiet no indigenous on the large boss Simon's earnings.

But what around previous judges, we hear girlfriend ask?

Well, supposedly Cheryl to be paid £1.8 million once she was joined through Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and also Simon. Rita and Nick reportedly took home £1 million every that very same year.

Not as well shabby, eh?

In other X element news, Louis and also Nicole are reportedly in a huge ol' feud (ish) ~ Lou usually accused Nic of lying about her age – 39 year old BTW, and how bloody FAB walk she look?


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Speaking in ~ the press launch because that the upcoming series, her pretty much said she's actually much older 보다 39.

And currently Nic's fight back.

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According come The Sun she said: "I wish ns was lying around my age, I have never lied about my age.

"I should have actually started lied a long time ago."

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