Belfast Telegraph

Cowell wants Rihanna for X Factor?

Simon Cowell reportedly hopes to sign Rihanna up to be the fourth judge on his new X Factor panel.

After winning back Cheryl Cole and deciding to return himself to the ITV talent show, the music mogul is looking for the final judge to join Louis Walsh on the panel for his glamorous new revamp to help boost flagging ratings.

It was recently reported that Burn singer Ellie Goulding was in talks to complete the line-up, and other names linked to the judging panel include Fergie from the Black Eyes Peas, Spice Girl Mel B, Joss Stone and former X Factor runner-up Olly Murs.

Now Rihanna is apparently being courted by Simon to be a judge on the singing contest, according to the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old Barbadian was snapped arriving at Heathrow Airport, sparking rumours she was in London to meet for X Factor talks.

Cheryl has reportedly agreed to help Simon find a new judge and there are two months before the glitzy new panel must begin auditioning wannabes.


From Belfast Telegraph