X Factor winner Leona Lewis is being lined up for a role as a guest judge on the ITV1 entertainment show.
She is in talks to step in over the coming days while show bosses work on a permanent replacement for Kelly Rowland.
Lewis won the competition in 2006 and has become a global star since finding fame on the show, with three UK number ones.
The 27-year-old would follow Geri Halliwell as a guest for this year’s show, with the former Spice Girl appearing at the Liverpool audition this week.
Also said to be in the running for a temporary spot on the panel is chart-topper Rita Ora, currently at number one with her single R.I.P.
Halliwell’s former Spice Girls bandmate Mel B is also taking a turn on the panel, alongside regulars Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.