Noel Gallagher has been linked to a judging spot on 'The X Factor', according to new reports.

Show bosses are said to have approached the former Oasis singer with a 'name your price' offer to join the panel for the tenth series later this year.

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Noel Gallagher has been offered a judging spot

According to The Sun, Simon Cowell wants Noel for the show as he sees him as a 'natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel'.

It is the second time producers have offered the star the gig, as he revealed he was approached back in 2011, after Simon left to launch 'X Factor USA'.

It is thought he could replace Gary Barlow, after the Take That star threatened to quit the show unless its quality was improved.

A source told The Sunday People: "Gary has made it clear that he will not be on the show unless the problems from last year are corrected and something fabulous is offered for the viewers."

However, The Sun suggests that Gary could be sitting alongside Noel on the panel as bosses are still 'undecided' on Louis Walsh.

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Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow's futures are still up in the air

It is expected that former judge Sharon Osbourne is to make a comeback, along with last year's winning mentor Nicole Scherzinger, who recently demanded her fee was doubled if she was to return for another series.


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  • Series 1-3 (2004-2006)

    The original line-up: Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh

  • Series 4 (2007)

    All change: Dannii Minogue joins Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne, with Brian Freidman replacing Louis Walsh.

  • Series 4 (2007)

    The return of the Walsh: Louis makes a comeback after Brian Freidman is axed from the panel after only a few days of auditions.

  • Series 5-7 (2008-2010)

    The Cheryl era: Cheryl Cole replaces Sharon Osbourne, joining Simon, Dannii and Louis.

  • Series 8 (2011)

    A mass exodus: Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Kelly Rowland join the only original remaining judge, Louis Walsh.

  • Series 9 (2012)

    Schermazing: Nicole Sherzinger replaces Kelly Rowland, joining Gary, Tulisa and Louis.

  • Series 10 (2013)

    She's BACK! Sharon Osbourne rejoins the panel after five years, replacing Tulisa and joining Louis, Gary and Nicole.

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