Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger and music manager Louis Walsh will return to the judging panel of the British version of The X Factor, joining creator Simon Cowell in an attempt to improve the show's ratings for ITV.
They replace Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, who sat on the panel last season when the show drew its lowest-ever season finale overnight ratings despite performances by Adele, One Direction and Coldplay. The U.K. show's past winners include One Direction, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs.
The upcoming 13th season in the U.K. will also see the return of Dermot O'Leary as host after an experiment with two hosts last season, one of them Murs. "In addition, one of the fans’ favorite aspects of the show has been revived, the legendary room auditions," ITV, Cowell's Syco and production firm Thames said on Wednesday.