Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

X factor 'definitely' talking to Britney

2012-03-02 20:01
Los Angeles - Simon Cowell is "definitely talking" to Britney Spears about being a judge on US X Factor, Louis Walsh has confirmed.

The X Factor judge revealed that Simon - who recently said the talent show would be a "walk in the park" for the Toxic singer - has been in negotiations with the 30-year-old blonde about being a panellist on the programme.

He said: "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!"

Returning personalities

Louis is expecting Take That singer Gary Barlow, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and himself to return to the UK X Factor for the next series later this year, but he is "not sure" whether Down For Whatever hitmaker Kelly Rowland will be a judge on the show again.

Speaking on Craig Doyle Live, he added: "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."

Meanwhile, Janet Jackson has ruled herself out of replacing Paula Adbul and Nicole as a judge on the US version of the talent show.

She told "I'm very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

We had a quick chat with Penny Rider about taking that all important first star baker award in the new season of SA Bake Off. Read More »

A source told Channel24 that the SABC won’t see another episode of 7de Laan if there’s no signed contract by Monday. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.