Ahlan! Judges the X Factor Judges

Feeling all loved up for the most addictive music show to ever hit the box, we pick our all-time fave X Factor judges...
Tuesday , 04 September 2012
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland
Louis Walsh
Louis Walsh
Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow
Tulisa
Tulisa
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger
Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne

10 Kelly Rowland
VINTAGE:
2011, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: Calling in sick! We respected her like a sister at first, but then she was reduced to comedy fodder after she pulled the lamest sickie in TV history ever.

9 Louis Walsh
VINTAGE:
2004 to present, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: More of an era than a moment, Louis’ best bits can be collated into the petty seven-year bicker-fest he acted out with his rival Simon Cowell. Bravo boys, bravo.

8 Gary Barlow
VINTAGE
: 2011 to present date, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: He’s fit. Nuff said.

7 Tulisa
VINTAGE
: 2011 to present, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: Her mentees Little Mix made X Factor history by winning the show – the very first group act to make it all the way!

6 Nicole Scherzinger
VINTAGE
: 2011 to present, US and UK
DEFINING MOMENT:  How does revenge feel? Like $1 million! Nic bounced back when she joined as UK judge. Take that, haters!

5 Britney Spears
VINTAGE
: 2012, US
DEFINING MOMENT: The fact that she got the job at all. OMG?! The most speculated-to-be-mental-but-please-don’t-sue-us-for-saying-so star was brought in this year for $15 million! Like a car crash, we looked away, and then we looked back. We must stop looking...

4 Cheryl Cole
VINTAGE
: 2008 to 2011, UK and US
DEFINING MOMENT: After becoming ill with malaria, everyone forgot about Cheryl’s alleged racial attack on a toilet attendant. Well, everyone except Simon. He sacked her!

3  Dannii Minogue
VINTAGE
: 2004 to 2008, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: She battled with Sharon Osbourne and there was an alleged 2007 affair with Simon Cowell as told in Si’s “unauthorised” bio. It’s always the quiet ones.

2 Simon Cowell
VINTAGE
: 2004 to 2011, UK and US
DEFINING MOMENT: Simon quit the UK show to join the US version in 2011, leaving Gary Barlow with some big shoes (and high-waisted trousers) to fill. Gary’s good, but nowhere near as good at making chavs cry!

1 Sharon Osbourne
VINTAGE
: 2004 to 2007, UK
DEFINING MOMENT: This one was born a legend. She can deliver a retort like a slap in the face and she’s not to be offended when she’s near water. Poor Louis learned this lesson when Sharon drenched the music mogul with a pint of Evian!

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