Who is expecting chemistry between Cheryl and Simon on the X Factor?

Former X Factor judge Gary Barlow said he expects to see “chemistry” between Simon and Cheryl on the judging panel this year.

The Take That singer, who will not be returning to the show this season, said fans will be tuning in expecting fireworks between the music mogul and the Geordie star.

Gary said, “The fans are very passionate about that show and I think for the audience they will really enjoy it. I think everyone will be watching to see what the chemistry is like this time.”

“I think they [Simon and Cheryl] will make it more successful coming back to it. I think it’s fun to watch, we all love it really. We say we hate it but we love it,” he added.

The Patience singer said he would like to see Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel, although the star isn’t expected back on the show this year.

“For me, I’d have Nicole back again,” Gary said. “I thought she was a great judge and for all of her contestants she was great. She really did work really hard.”