Kimberley Walsh tight lipped over Xtra Factor rumours - but admits she's an X Factor addict!

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh refused to confirm or deny the various rumours surrounding her taking over from Konnie Huq on The Xtra Factor this year, but did admit to being a huge fan of the show. Writing in her weekly OK! magazine column singer turned presenter Walsh said she couldn't wait to find out who this year's judges are.

"Just like the US version of X Factor, there have been an amazing number of celebrity names thrown around in connection with the judging panel for the UK show," Kimberley said. "Simon Cowell certainly knows how to get us all excited - and the show hasn't even started yet!"

Walsh continued: "If I was Simon, I'd choose someone who's currently busy in the music scene, who can bring something valuable to say to the acts.

"It'll be exciting to discover the new line-up when it is announced - it seems like we've been talking about it forever! Whoever they choose, I'll be hooked from auditions till Christmas!"

But will Kimberley's involvement be a little more than just an avid celeb fan? A source said last week: “Kimberley is the frontrunner [to host The Xtra Factor] and is in final talks. It is virtually a done-deal.”

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