Mel B had spent three days as a guest judge during this year's show at the auditions in Manchester.
It's been claimed recently that show producers had originally wanted the Spice Girl instead of Nicole Scherzinger, but Mel had already signed a new deal for The X Factor in Australia for a second year.
However sources have suggested that Mel could be in line to join the panel next series instead, unfortunately for Nicole!
It's unfortunate news for Tulisa too, at least according to Closer magazine.
A supposed show source told the publication last week: "Tulisa isn't happy that Mel B cold join the panel."
The insider explained: "She and Mel sometimes don't get on and Tulisa fears if producers pick Mel, there may not be enough room for both of them.
"Tulisa won last year's show with Little Mix and seems to be putting huge pressure on herself to win again."
Meanwhile the source also claimed that Tulisa was feeling "overshadowed" by new judge Nicole, despite the ex-Pussycat Doll singer barely being seen during the audition episodes so far.
The source added: "Nicole and Tulisa are getting on pretty well - but Tulisa sometimes feels a bit overshadowed by Nicole."