11/07/2013 20:09 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Is Mel B The New Tulisa?

Spice up your life! Simon Cowell and ITV are apparently dead set on securing Mel B as the new X Factor judge. Scary Spice is allegedly in talks to replace Tulisa on the 10th series but it has been reported that she won't be able to find time in her super-busy schedule.

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Mel recently moved back to LA to star as the new judge on another of Simon's mega-shows, America's Got Talent, and filming clashes with The X Factor's opening auditions.

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"Mel did fantastically and proved a big draw on the ratings front," a source apparently told The Mirror. "She is just what the show needs to liven it up - fresh, bolshy and opinionated - and Simon is a big fan.

"Mel is also Northern which, although it sounds ridiculous, has proved important with audiences up north... An initial deal has been agreed – it's now a case of trying to make Mel's AGT schedule fit around the X Factor."

Simon needn't worry if Mel B can't commit because we've lined up a host of potential new judges - thanks us later Mr Cowell.