XFactor 2014 judges: Mel B is latest name linked to show

Mel B

Former Spice Girl Mel B could be all set for The X Factor 2014 panel.

In the latest X Factor judging rumour it's Scary Spice who could be looking to join Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh on the show this year.

A former guest judge on the show - where she ripped singers apart with more harsh criticisms than Simon himself could ever manage - Mel is no stranger to reality telly.

She's also worked on both America's Got Talent and Australia's Got Talent.

According to The Sun newspaper this morning, X Factor boss Simon reckons that Mel could become the "alpha female" of the judging line up.

Sorry, Cheryl.

A source told the tabloid today: “Mel is top of Simon’s list. He thinks she has just the spark the panel needs. He doesn’t want any shrinking violets or pop stars who are just eye candy.

“He looks at it as Cheryl Cole is a princess and Mel is an alpha female.”

It had been reported that Mel was lined up as a "Plan B" judge for last year's show if Nicole Scherzinger didn't return.

"Producers don’t want to be left in the lurch like last year so Mel is being lined up in case talks fail," an insider claimed at the time.

The X Factor airs in the autumn on ITV.

Browse pictures of some of the possible judges below...

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