27/12/2012 10:08 GMT | Updated 27/12/2012 10:23 GMT

'X Factor': Mel B 'In Talks To Replace Tulisa'

Spice Girl Mel B is in talks to replace singer Tulisa as a judge on 'The X Factor', according to new reports.

The star, real name Melanie Brown, has become a regular reality TV star around the world and she was a guest judge on the 2012 series.

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She is currently a judge on the Australian version of the hit talent show.

An insider tells The Mirror, "She's ready to come back (to Britain). All her obligations in Australia, where she's been living for two years, come to ­completion at the end of January."

James Arthur became the 2012 X Factor champ earlier this month.

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