X factor producers are reportedly hoping to persuade Noel Gallagher to join the panel this year.
According to the sun, X factor boss Simon Cowell is keen to kids in the oasis start on the show for its 10th series this summer.
The newspaper claims that bosses Have told the locker to name his price after previously declining an offer to join the show back in 2011.
A source told the tabloid today: “Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel.
“He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight-talking and rapier wit.”
They added: “Noel’s daughter Anais is a huge fan of One Direction and X Factor, so she’ll be nagging him to say yes.”
But if Noel excepts an offer it could mean goodbye to Louis Walsh, who admitted this week he has yet to sign any contracts.
He said: "We don't know officially,no one's been signed.
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Auditions for the X factor 2013 started in London on Saturday, and continue in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow this month. Judges auditions will take place later over summer.
Browse our gallery from the first round of open XFactor auditions in London at the weekend below...