Last week Sharon Osbourne's replacement on 'America's got Talent' was announced. Former member of 90s pop group The Spice Girls and judge on the Australian version of 'X Factor', Mel B was confirmed to be joining the panel alongside Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Thus leaving her seat on the judging table of the 'X Factor'.
Or perhaps not - The Sun has today reported executive producer of the 'Got Talent' and 'X Factor' franchises Simon Cowell is in talks with the star to join the British version of The X Factor. Mel will begin filming for 'America's Got Talent' within the next few weeks, with the audition stages filmed through to the end of June.
Normally 'X Factor' UK auditions would also be well underway. However Simon is said to be that impressed with her guest judging spot in last years Manchester auditions, he would be willing to postpone the UK auditions. This would mean Mel could fly over for the UK 'X Factor' auditions, before returning to America for the live show stage of 'America's Got Talent' which would finish in October, leaving Mel available to film the 'X Factor' live shows.
This would be a first for both of the shows, although 'America's Got Talent' did share a judge with 'Britain's Got Talent' previously. Piers Morgan appeared on both shows for many years, with the British show airing at the start of the year and the American at the end. Sharon Osbourne has been tipped to either return to her role on the UK 'X Factor' or to be taking Mel B's job on the Australian version of the show. The UK panel of judges currently consists of Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Constavolos and Nicole Scherzinger. None of the judges have confirmed or denied whether they will be returning for the next series. But recent media rumours have suggested that Tulisa hasn't been asked to return to the show.
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