The X Factor judges have backed Sharon Osbourne to fill the vacant spot on the panel.
Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow endorsed the former judge to return to the show as Kelly Rowland's replacement, five years after she quit over her strained relationship with Dannii Minogue.
Contostavlos said: "I'd love Sharon Osbourne to come back. She's the female boss."
Walsh commented: "I'd love Sharon to come back too. I always had so much fun with her."
Barlow added: "Sharon isn't a stupid suggestion. She'd be amazing. Like Tulisa said, she's the ultimate female boss. I don't know if she would come back. I don't really know anything about the politics.