All the clues that Jesy Nelson is going to be a judge on next series of X Factor

The former Little Mix star is rumoured to be judge on the show that made her famous when The X Factor returns to our screens.

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Since leaving the biggest girlband in the world just six months ago, Jesy Nelson has wasted no time planning her career as a solo singer in her own right.

The 29-year-old shocked fans when she quit Little Mix due to the impact being in a band had on her mental health and headed straight into the studio to prepare for a comeback as a solo artist.

However, it appears that the star may have a completely different type of gig lined up as it is rumoured she is set to be announced as a judge on the show that made her a household name.

A mysterious Wikipedia edit has added to the rumours the former Little Mix star is set to become an X Factor judge.
(Image: Instagram)

In a mysterious update to a Wikipedia entry for The X Factor, Jesy's name is listed as a judge for the show's 16th series, expected to hit our screens in 2022.

The former Little Mix singer's name is joined by show's creator Simon Cowell and former judges Cheryl and Nicole Scherzinger. She is credited as appearing as a judge from series 16.

Wikipedia allows anyone to edit pages on their site which means that this major hint could be nothing more than an excited fan with some wishful thinking and time to spare.

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However, rumours have been circulating for months that the singer is set to make a return to the show she won back in 2011 with her former bandmates.

Back in March, it was reported that Jesy was top of Simon Cowell's list for the new X Factor judging panel when the show makes it's anticipated return.

The talent search series has been off our screen since 2018 after ratings began to fall on the ITV show that once attracted over 10 million viewers.

Jesy rose to fame with Little Mix when the band were the first ever group to win The X Factor in 2011.
(Image: Ken McKay/Rex Features)

Ahead of it's proposed grand return, Simon is clear pulling out all the stops and insiders say he wants Jesy to return to her roots.

A source told The Sun : "It’s a no brainer for Simon to have someone as successful as Jesy, who the show made, back on the panel.

"She knows the ups and downs of the music industry inside out, and what it takes to be a successful popstar.

"Her name has been banded around by Simon and his team as someone who could breathe a bit of new life into the show when it’s back next year."

Simon signed Little Mix to his Syco label after they won The X Factor in 2011.
(Image: Instagram)

Jesy is no stranger to judging as prior to leaving Little Mix, she appeared on their very own talent show, The Search.

Alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, Jesy acted as a judge as the girls embarked on a huge hunt for young talent to support them on their upcoming tour.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the scheduled tour dates had to be postponed and since her departure from the band, Jesy will no longer be joining her former bandmates on stage for the rescheduled gigs.

The Mirror has contacted representatives for Jesy Nelson and The X Factor for comment.

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