Katy Perry And Nicole Scherzinger Tipped To Be Kelly Rowland's X Factor Replacement

WENN  |  Posted: 30/04/2012 07:10 Updated: 30/04/2012 07:10   WENN

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Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger are among the big names in consideration to fill Kelly Rowland's vacant seat on the X Factor judging panel in the U.K., according to longtime star Louis Walsh.

The Irish svengali has let it slip that there are five celebrities being considered for former Destiny Child star Rowland's job.

He tells the Irish Herald newspaper, "I’ve worked with Nicole and Katy before and I would love to work with them again, they were fantastic."

Current X Factor Australia judge and former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown, Anastasia and ex-judge Sharon Osbourne are also being considered.

Walsh adds, "Mel B knows the format so well... Anastasia has sold millions of records and is a big star and I would give anything to work with Sharon again."

Walsh currently judges the show with Take That's Gary Barlow and pop star Tulisa Contostavlos.

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