We can’t believe who has been axed from the X Factor

It looks like the X Factor will definitely be facing some major changes this year in a bid to raise the ratings.

Spice Girl Mel B will not be returning for this year's show as Simon Cowell has decided not to renew her contract. A source told The Sun: "Bosses are evolving The X Factor and it has been decided Mel won't return."

However, Mel B fans don't need to worry just yet because while discussing a replacement for Mel on the judging panel, the source claims: "If they fail to find a suitable candidate there is a small chance she could be back."

“Some fans will be disappointed though as some viewers felt she was the best thing about the show last year,” the source said.

Mel was known for her straight up attitude and opinions, but missed the final of the last series. 

This won't be the only change for the show as Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are replacing Dermot O'Leary as the new presenters and Louis Walsh has claimed: "I'm done with X Factor."

Saying that, it would not surprise us if Louis is back for the next series because he has claimed in the past that he will leave the show but never has.

Cheryl-Fernandez-Versini is more than likely going to be returning to the show, but Simon admits that there is nothing "set in stone" just yet. She has been offered a £2 million contract to return to the judging panel, £500,000 more than her last contract.