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 Insider.com: "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."