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    Posted: 12 Dec 2009 at 09:28

X Factor judge Dannii Minogue 'to be replaced by Mel B'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:12 AM on 12th December 2009

Simon Cowell is secretly lining up ex-Spice Girl Mel B to replace Dannii Minogue on the X Factor next year, it was claimed last night.

The feisty star, real name Melanie Brown, 34, is reportedly in talks with bosses of the ITV show after current judge Dannii Minogue hinted she may quit the show to start a family.

Former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, 28,  is also being considered for the job, according to the Daily Mirror.


New judge? Dannii Minogue is reportedly thinking about quitting the X Factor to start a family. Mel B, who has been modelling lingerie and appearing in a Las Vegas show Peep Show

Dannii, 38, is thought to have told Simon Cowell that she may not return next year.

The loved-up judge has publically spoken of her boyfriend Kris Smith's desire to start a family, and has also complained of feeling the 'odd one out' on the show.

A source told the newspaper: 'Simon thinks Mel would be brilliant as she is outspoken, down-to-earth and won't hold back.

'There were times in the current series that he felt things were a bit boring and he is certain sparks will fly with her on board.

'It will be interesting to see whether she and Cheryl Cole will gel or whether it will be handbags at dawn.'


Dull? Current judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh. But Cowell thought the show was 'a bit boring' in parts, according to reports

Kelly Rowland was tiped to take over from Dannii when it looked like she may leave earlier this year and was invited to Simon's 50th birthday party.

The source added: 'Although it hasn't been officially confirmed, it is highly likely Dannii won't be on the panel next year and Simon is already thinking about a replacement.'

Sparks flew when Dannii joined the judging panel two years ago when Sharon Osbourne was on the team.

She took an open dislike to the Australian star and claimed she was only on the show because Simon fancied her.

When Cheryl Cole joined the show last year, there were rumours of a rift between the pair as Dannii felt she had been sidelined.

This year, they have appeared more friendly but Dannii admitted that they are not friends.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1235235/X-Factor-judge-Dannii-Minogue-replaced-Mel-B.html#ixzz0ZStKWoCt

Edited by Bren - 12 Dec 2009 at 09:28
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2009 at 13:14
It'll be awful if Dannii leaves but I'd prefer to have Kelly Rowland replace her than Mel B, who couldn't sustain a solo career outwith the Spice Girls (I still love I Want You Back though).
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