Judges said to be holding out for pay rise

X Factor judges Dannii Minogue, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh are hoping for a pay rise.

The trio are currently in negotiations for the next series of the ITV1 show, which is produced by Simon Cowell, 48.

They want a better offer this time around because they’ll have to work Saturday and Sunday nights during the live finals.

The X Factor results show is moving to Sunday nights to battle it out with Strictly Come Dancing.

‘We are working everything through now and just waiting to dot the Is and cross the Ts,’ an insider tells The Sun.

‘We’re very nearly there, but now that the judges have heard about the new show they want a bit more cash. And once one asks, then the rest of them ask. We’ll get there in the end.’

Sharon, 55, is believed to earn £1.5m for a series, while Louis, 55, is reported to be on around £800,000.

Newcomer Dannii, 36, is said to be way behind on a measly half a million.

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