Mel C to become X Factor judge?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 May 2011
Mel C at the launch of new TV channel Disney Junior

Mel C at the launch of new TV channel Disney Junior

Mel C has revealed she would love to mentor contestants on 'The X Factor', although she is worried she would hate judging people

Mel C would love to work on 'The X Factor'.

While Mel's former Spice Girl bandmate Mel B has recently signed up to appear on the Australian version of the talent show, Mel admitted she would jump at the chance to take on one of the vacant spots left by Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole in the UK version, because she would love to mentor young hopefuls.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the launch of new TV channel Disney Junior, she said: "I think I'd really enjoy the mentoring part of the show but I don't know how comfortable I'd feel judging people.

"I did some work for Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Over The Rainbow' and I really enjoyed the mentoring part of it and the whole experience. I'm happy to pass on any bit of knowledge to new people coming in to the business."

Mel is not the only celebrity to be linked with the UK 'X Factor' after Simon and Cheryl quit to launch the US version, with Gary Barlow and Alesha Dixon recently mentioned as possibilities to join Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue on the panel.

A source said: "Cheryl leaves a massive void on the panel and there's a serious hunt going on right now. They're worried that without Simon Cowell on the panel, they need to find someone with a strong voice and personality who can blossom into a star.

"The obvious advantage of Alesha is that she's young, sexy and confident and already has experience on a judging panel. Gary and Alesha get on brilliantly and they could really be a winning combo."

Disney Junior, a new television channel for children aged 2-7 and their families launches Saturday 7th May on Sky, Virgin Media & TalkTalk

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