Sinitta reckons that fans of The X Factor will be "shocked" by the changes to this year's competition.

Speaking at an event held at London hotel Claridge's, Sinitta coyly revealed: "Nothing's been solidly decided yet . . . but I kind of do know what is happening and it's exciting.

"I think you guys are going to be shocked. I think it's going to be like, 'Oh really?' But it's not going to be me on the panel."

Asked by Digital Spy if she still hopes to join the panel full time, she replied: "Ten years later, it's like the biggest joke running, right - 'Sinitta for X Factor judge'. But I would still do it if they asked!"

Sinitta also hinted that reports of Sharon Osbourne joining the panel and Tulisa Contostavlos leaving were off the mark.