X Factor 2013 Judges’ Houses locations revealed

Louis Walsh has already been spotted in Saint-Tropez, but where are Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger off to… ?

The X Factor judges are well known for popping off to glamorous locations with their acts for Judges’ Houses, and this year is shaping up to be no different.


Boys’ mentor Louis Walsh, we told you earlier this month, is filming in Saint-Tropez with celebrity guests Nicole Appleton, Sinitta and Westlife’s Shane Filan.

But what of the other judges?

Well, Gary Barlow is off to New York with the groups, Sharon Osbourne will be whisking her ‘overs’ category to Los Angeles and Nicole Scherzinger will be enjoying a stint in Antigua with her girls, a source close to the show told RadioTimes.com.

So what could these destinations tell us about the celebrity guests the three judges might bring in?

Surely any of Nicole’s celeb friends will be hammering her door down for a chance to go to Antigua. Could indeed Rihanna, who regularly guest performs on the show, join the former Pussycat Doll in the Caribbean? Ri Ri does of course hail from the glamorous Caribbean island of Barbados so might fancy combining some X Factor duties with a visit to the folks.

And could Sharon be looking to call on some very local stars to help her in LA? Her family perhaps? Yes, we’re still holding out for an Osbourne get together for her Judges’ Houses.

Of course we’re also hoping Gary will keep up his little joke and bring former judge Cheryl Cole to New York.

Given that Louis has three little helpers the doors are wide open for a bit of celeb guest mayhem. Watch this space.