Simon Cowell hasn’t heard of Frankie Sandford

Don’t expect to see Frankie Sandford on the X Factor judging pannel this year.

Rumours have been flying about who will replace the missing judges on the popular TV talent show, but don’t hold your breath for the Saturdays singer.

Speaking to the News Of The World about Gary Barlow being a potential judge, Simon Cowell said: “I think he would be terrific on it. He’s very competitive.”

However, when the NOTW asked about Frankie’s chances, Simon said: “Who is she?”

Simon and fellow judge Cheryl Cole will be quitting the UK version to concentrate on the US version, but Simon isn’t worried.

“I’m not worried about it being a success,” he said, adding: “I promise you I’m still going to be involved in the show.”