Gary Barlow backing Dannii Minogue’s X Factor return

So far, only two places on The X Factor judging panel have been confirmed, with Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh being the two lucky choices.

Both Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh were confirmed for the show this week, amid rumours that former X Factor judge, Dannii Minogue, is due to make a triumphant return to the panel.

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Tulisa has given strong suggestions that she will be returning to the show, whilst Kelly Rowland definitely is not, and with one spot left and Simon Cowell teasing us with 'upcoming exciting news,' rumours are rife that Dannii Minogue will be back.

And now Gary Barlow has shown his support for Dannii, by tweeting his 1.5 million fans about it.

Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh have both been confirmed for X Factor / WENNHe retweeted a comment saying: "bring back @DanniiMinogue."

It's the biggest hint yet that Dannii is in talks to return to the X Factor panel - and boy would we be keen to see her strike up a close friendship with Gary Barlow.

Other celebrities rumoured to be in the mix for the role included Katy Perry - however, it seems that Dannii is now the number one favourite to return to the panel.

Dannii Minogue was on The X Factor panel with Simon, Louis and Cheryl. Happy days / WENNSimon Cowell has also revealed that despite Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh bickering over who will be crowned head judge, he believes the accolade should be Tulisa's.

He tweeted: "I understand Louis & Gary are squabbling as to who is head judge..since @OfficialTulisa won last year, she is the reigning head judge."

That's settled, then. Now Simon, hurry up and announce Dannii's return.