Sharon Osbourne is reportedly being lined up to return to the 'X Factor' judging panel in 2013.

The Sunday People claims Simon Cowell's representatives held a secret meeting with her two weeks ago in a bid to lure her to rejoin the ITV singing contest.

Osbourne quit the show in 2008 but now sources close to her have allegedly said she is ready to make a comeback.

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Sharon Osbourne

It's thought the reality star would replace Tulisa on the judging panel. The source said: "Tulisa is over it, she has had enough of the politics on the show and doesn't want to go back.

"She is getting worried about how she is perceived on the show and thinks it would be better to quit while she is ahead to carry on with her music."

Former N-Dubz star Tulisa's debut album 'The Female Boss' has been panned by critics and only just poked its way into the top 40.

The singer is also reportedly furious after rival talent show judge Will.i.am took one of her songs and reworked it - adding Britney Spears' vocals to the track.

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Tulisa may leave the X Factor

Tulisa originally recorded new single 'Scream & Shout', which was then charmingly called 'I Don't Give a F**k', after co-writing it with Will's pal Jean Baptiste, and she had included it on some early versions of her album.

But after it was dropped from the record, Will enlisted the help of Britney to re-record a new version - which is now headed for number two in the UK charts.

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    N-Dubz performing at T4 on the Beach, at Weston Super Mare in Somerset.

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    Tulisa performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London.

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    X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Event City in Manchester for the second day of X Factor auditions in the city.

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    Tulisa performing on main stage of V Festival in Weston Park.

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    Tulisa performing at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, eastern England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok)

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    Tulisa performing at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

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    Tulisa performing on The Virgin Media Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

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    Tulisa performing on The Virgin Media Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

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    X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, where the latest round of auditions for the show are taking place.

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    Tulisa performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London.

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    Tulisa Contostavlos at a signing session for her new book, Honest: My Story So Far at WHSmith in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe.

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    Tulisa Contostavlos at a signing session for her new book Honest: My Story So Far at Bluewater Shopping Centre.

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