Former EastEnders actress Samantha Womack is being lined up for a judging role on Britain's Got Talent 2012, it has been claimed today. According to The Sun, the soap star is favourite to join the show ahead of former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.
Speaking to the newspaper, an insider said: "Samantha is brilliant and the bosses love her. She's hugely popular as ten million people watched her every week on EastEnders — and she's got a fair old mouth on her.
"She's not afraid to call a spade a spade but she also has a down-to-earth approach that producers think will encourage acts.
"We don't just want the judges to slag people off."
At least two new panellists are expected to join the programme next year after Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff both left the show after just the one series.
But despite rumours linking Dannii Minogue to the show, the source added: "Dannii didn't even make the longlist. She's only got a chance if Simon Cowell steps in and gives her the job."