Mel’s bandmate Emma Bunton, who joined her at Judges’ Houses two years ago when she was still on the panel, will also reportedly be helping Simon whittle down his acts, ahead of this year’s live shows.
Mel and Emma recently reunited with Geri Horner in honour of the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary, to announce their new project planned for next year.
In the absence of former bandmates Victoria Beckham and Melanie C, it was recently claimed the remaining members of the group would be turning to a BBC talent search to help fill the slots.
Meanwhile, the news that Simon will have not one but two guests at Judges’ Houses will come as a double blow to Sinitta, who has often acted as the music mogul’s right-hand woman.
On her snub this year, Sinitta suggested that she’d been made a “scapegoat”, after being involved in a controversy when one of the acts she manages sailed through this year’s ‘X Factor’ auditions.
Elsewhere at Judges’ Houses, Louis Walsh will be joined by Alesha Dixon, while Robbie Williams and Calvin Harris will be helping out Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger respectively.