X Factor 2013: Mel B’s coming home to replace Tulisa or Nicole Scherzinger!

by Lisa McGarry

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Mel B made quite the impression when she guest judged on the X Factor this year and it’s been reported that Simon Cowell loved every minute of her appearance.

She was mean to a cute pensioner singer, was nasty to some young hopefuls and seemed to hate almost any girl group that stepped onto the stage, especially if they said they wanted to be like The Spice Girls.

However it seems that Cowell wants to add a bit of spice to the X Factor UK panel on a long term basis as it’s claimed that the music mogul has asked Mel to become a full time judge for 2013.

Mel has cut her teeth on the Australian version of the talent show, where she has worked alongside Boyzone star Ronan Keating but apparently she’s set to move her family home to England early next year to move to the UK series.

She will be replacing Tulisa or Nicole Scherzinger and a source told The Mirror:

“She’s ready to come back. All her obligations in Australia, where she’s been living for two years, come to ­completion at the end of January.


“[Her daughter] Phoenix really wants to be in the UK and Mel’s getting signs that things are going to work out with The X Factor. The thing about Mel is she goes where she’s wanted and where the work is. And if that’s the UK then so be it.”

If Mel is joining the panel, she’ll no doubt be hoping to replace Tulisa not sit alongside her, after it was reported that the N-Dubz star has no desire to work with the Spice Girl.

An insider told Closer magazine:

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“Tulisa isn’t happy that Mel B cold join the panel.”

“She and Mel sometimes don’t get on and Tulisa fears if producers pick Mel, there may not be enough room for both of them.”

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!