Take That star Gary Barlow is the latest name to be tipped to join to The X Factor UK's judging panel when the show returns later this year. His bandmate Robbie Williams has already turned down a deal to appear on the programme, but bosses seem keen to get at least one of TT's stars on the show.
A source told Star magazine this week: “Gary let it be known that he was definitely interested.
“The show’s bosses are really keen on Gary – they know he is highly knowledgeable about music, and probably more reliable than Robbie."
Gary Barlow isn't just a singer though, the 40-year-old also works on Cheryl Cole's Polydor label managing acts such as Aggro Santos and Emma's Imagination on their Future Records imprint.
The source added: “Simon really respects Gary – as far as Simon is concerned, he is the perfect person to mentor the groups – not only because of his experience within the industry but because he knows both sides of fame.”