Katy Perry In Line To Replace Kelly Rowland On The X Factor, Says Louis Walsh

30 April 2012, 15:14 | Updated: 30 April 2012, 15:27

The long-standing judge reveals that he would love to team up with the 'Part Of Me' singer once again.

Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger are apparently the front-runners to replace Kelly Rowland on The X Factor according to Louis Walsh.

The music manager reportedly told the Irish Herald that the show's executives are looking at five possible candidates and he would love to work with the 'Firework' singer once again after she helped out during the 2010 series.

"These are the five people that they're looking in terms of a replacement for Kelly," he said. "I've worked with Nicole and Katy before and I would love to work with them again, they were fantastic. Mel B has done the X Factor Australia and could easily do it in Britain as she knows the format so well."

He added: "Anastasia has sold millions of records and is a big star and I would give anything to work with Sharon again."

Speculation has been circulating that Danii Minogue could also make a return to the music reality series and Kelly confirmed her departure from the show via a spokesperson earlier today (30th April).

Earlier this month, Tulisa confirmed to Capital that she would be making a return to the panel and Gary Barlow is also back for another series following his debut last year.

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