What's My Name? singer Rihanna has been tipped to appear on The X Factor UK this year as a guest judge, according to tabloid reports. The US singer is said to be amongst a host of big names being head hunted by ITV1 bosses for the new series, after guest judges on last year's show worked so well.
The Sun reports that Simon Cowell may have to miss some audition shows in order to focus on the US version of the show, and wants to be sure his replacements are up to scratch. The guest judges would be a similar position to last year, helping the three permanent judges deciding which of the wannabes and hopefuls go through to bootcamp. Simon would still return for the live shows in the autumn.
Last year's auditions star UK star Pixie Lott, sexy Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell help out in auditions as a result of a pregnant Dannii Minogue and an ill Cheryl Cole.