Now that we know that Janet Jackson is officially OUT of the running as new judge on The X Factor, our attentions can turn more importantly to those rumors that our dear Britney Spears might join the show as judge. This week, Louis Walsh — who is one of the judges on the UK version of The X Factor — sat down for an interview in London on Craig Doyle Live and he confirms that Simon Cowell is in serious talks with Britney to join the show as judge. Click below to read Walsh’s comments on the possibility that Britney might become a new judge on The X Factor.
It was reported last week that Britney Spears is keen to join the judging panel on the X Factor USA. And now Louis Walsh has spoken out about how Simon Cowell is ‘talking’ with the pop star in a bid to sign her on for the show. The music mogul, 59, said on Craig Doyle Live: ‘I was out with Simon Cowell during the week, he’s in London. You know like you do and I know he is talking to Britney. He’s definitely talking to Britney to do his American show. Absolutely true.’ Louis also said that when it comes to the line-up of the UK panel, he doesn’t expect former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland to return. He said: ‘I don’t know. OK, I think I’ll be back, I think Gary will be back. I think Tulisa will be back. Dermot’s definitely back. I’m not sure about Kelly. I’m not sure. No one is contracted guys. I loved Nicole Scherzinger.’ When asked if that meant audiences might see the Pussycat Doll join the judges on the British version of the TV talent show, he said: ‘No, honestly not.’ TV executives at Fox have previously declined to comment on the matter when contacted … but insiders say the 30-year-old songstress is keen to join the hit show. There are two vacant spaces to fill alongside Simon Cowell and LA Reid after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were fired. Sources have told Us Weekly and Sunday World Brit has her eye on the job.
Now … we prolly shouldn’t get all excited about this news just yet. Yes, we now know FOR SURE that Britney and Simon are talking about the POSSIBILITY of her joining The X Factor as a judge but we are a LONG way from knowing if she will be on the show. We’ll prolly hear sooner rather than later if she does not get the job but … I say, at this point, no news is good news because if she does get the job, they’ll hold off on announcing for as long as possible to build hype for the second season of the show. I would LOVE to see Britney as judge on The X Factor. Man … that would be so awesome. But I shant let my excitement run away from me … just yet. This is encouraging news to hear, tho. Thank you Louis Walsh for brightening up my Friday :)