Mel B 'Still In Talks' For UK 'X Factor'

Mel B's reality TV judging fate seemed sealed last week, after she confirmed that Simon Cowell had snapped her up for a place on the 'America’s Got Talent' panel.

But in the land of Cowell's shows, things are never that simple. The Sun is now reporting that the Spice Girl is still in talks for a permanent spot on 'The X Factor' UK.

A source told the paper: “She’s kept dialogue going with Simon and he hasn’t ruled out bringing her over."

Basically, Scary could be very busy this year.

Why should you care if she takes the job? Well, last year Mel B received mixed reactions from 'X Factor' viewers after she dismissed almost every contestant during the Manchester auditions, with some claiming she was too harsh.

However, it was interesting to see a judge who gave more than standard, cliched and vanilla opinions of the try hard 'X Factor' acts. Here are just a few gems that came out of her 'scary' mouth...

  • "I've had more fun watching paint dry."
  • "You look like a popstar, but you don't sound like one."
  • "There was nothing right about that at all."
  • "I actually wanted to fall asleep."
  • "I found it irritating."

One singer who is definitely not going to be replacing Tulisa on the 'X Factor' panel is Justin Timberlake. He told Capital FM that he doesn't think he'd be ruthless enough to tell the contestants the truth.

"I could never do that. I'd feel too bad, you know, to tell someone no," he confessed. "And it's obvious when someone's not good. But I just don't have the heart [to do it]." Bless.

PHOTOS: Remember this lot? All the contestants from X Factor 2012 episode one...