Kelly Rowland reveals: I've met Simon Cowell about The X Factor!

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland has revealed that she's met Simon Cowell about The X Factor - but didn't want to confirm whether or not she'd be on the panel! The US superstar has been widely tipped to replace Dannii Minogue on the show this year after the Aussie judge quit the show last week.

ITV has yet to official announce the panel, saying only: "We are very excited about this year’s show. We’ll announce the judges’ line-up shortly.”

Kelly herself however said about the speculation: "We will see."

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She continued: "It is very early... I did get the chance to meet with Simon, but I've met with Simon several times. I've just heard rumours about The X Factor so we'll see what happens."

Take That star Gary Barlow is understood to have been paid more than £1.5 million to join the show, while N-Dubz star Tulisa is to get £500,000 to replace Cheryl Cole. Bosses hope Kelly will make a good replacement for Dannii on the panel thanks to her years of experience in the charts.

Speaking about the show, Kelly added: "I don't think it should be a popularity contest, I think it should be about the talent because that's what will keep your alive your whole career."

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