X Factor 2016: Is Mel B going to join Simon Cowell at judges' houses?

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Fresh from her guest judging stint at the auditions, Mel B could be set to make another X Factor return.

The Spice Girl is rumoured to be joining Simon Cowell at his judges' houses later this month, replacing Cheryl who was previously linked to the role.

"Simon is hungrier than ever to win and wants Mel’s caustic and honest advice to spice up the ITV series," a source said.

They added to the tabloid: “She knows exactly what it takes to cut it in the business too. Simon is confident he’s got the winning formula.”

Simon will be the last of the judges to film his judges' houses after Sharon Osbourne picked her top acts last week with the help of Robbie Williams in LA.

Earlier this month, Nicole Scherzinger was in the South of France with music and producer DJ Calvin Harris as she selected her finalists for the live shows.

And back in August, Alesha Dixon joined Louis Walsh in Ibiza. Alesha said: "Louis is crazy, we had such a laugh, I tried to advise him but I take no responsibility for the choices he made!"

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The X Factor judges' houses will air later this year on ITV in October time.

Before that we've got the last of the auditions this weekend before boot camp begins with a bumper long episode on Sunday evening.

Those that survive this week will go on to the six chair challenge to compete for a place in judges' houses.

And don't forget all new Xtra Factor LIVE which airs straight after on ITV2, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

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