‘The X Factor’ UK notes: Ellie Goulding rumors; James Arthur and Paul Potts commentary

The latest news -Could Ellie Goulding be the fourth and final member of the “X Factor” UK judging panel? There are apparently at least some talks about having it happen, though “talks” do not often end up equaling reality.

Speaking per The Sun, Louis Walsh (who is set to return for his 11th season after suggesting at one point that he really did not see much of a future for himself beyond the 10th) hinted that he had “heard” the “Burn” singer was in consideration to join him and returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole on the show. As for if Goulding would really want to do this show, we’re a little torn. It will certainly keep her in the spotlight, but there she also seems to be a successful enough artist that she really does not need the extra paycheck.

Despite some initial rumors suggesting that Olly Murs would likely get the fourth spot, it does seem as though the final seat could be occupied again with a woman. Originally, it was thought that we would have the first panel with three men alongside Cheryl.

James Arthur’s latest Twitter scuffle – Stop us when this sounds familiar: The former champ is causing a kerfuffle on social media. For whatever reason, the guy, despite being one of the more musically-talented people to ever come out of “The X Factor,” is continuing to put his foot in his mouth time and time again. This time, he is attacking management for turning his Twitter profile into something that doesn’t sound like him.

Take a look at his first attack, which came after the team at the label posting a Mother’s Day ad for his album:

“HQ please stop writing things like ‘we think you would #LOVE This and that’ or ‘everybody #GETDOWN and buy this..’ It’s embarrassing.”

He also then suggested that they should “stick to promoting Paul Potts,” the former “Britain’s Got Talent” star who is now massive globally. We do understand wanting to take ownership of your messages and sticking to a certain message … but still, you can’t bite the hand that feeds you. If you wanted to have ownership over everything, you shouldn’t have tried out for the show in the first place.

For the record, Potts also responded with a message that was (as you would expect) pretty classy:

“you’re a talented guy and ur music is great. But you’re not an amateur anymore. Criticising ur promotion team openly on here isn’t the best idea. Their wages come out of your budget and there will come a time when you need them more than they need u.”

Paul’s ultimately got it right here. We know that it has to be annoying to have messages on your account that aren’t from you, but these people are honestly just trying to do the job given to them. Personally, we feel like Twitter “ads” from HQ are not always the best, but we would never attack over it.

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