Singer Lily Allen 'offered £550,000 to join The X Factor 2011 panel'

The X Factor

Popstar Lily Allen has reportedly been offered a £550,000 deal to join The X Factor judging panel for this year's show. The move comes after the singer was rumoured to be in talks with show producers about joining the show earlier this week, with bosses marking Allen as their number one star to get on board.

According to the Daily Star the show's producers have been wooing the award winning performer for the past six months in the hope she'll sign up. A source told the newspaper: "Both Syco (Cowell’s company) and ITV are massive Lily Allen fans and the amount of money they’re offering her makes it clear they think she will be the biggest draw on the show.

“She’s known to have strong opinions and has huge credibility. There was a fear her hectic schedule may interfere with filming, so they’ve offered to divide the auditions between the judges.”

However an insider revealed: "It's a big job and an honour to be asked. But she's not convinced."

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